Judge halts OMC strike

KONP, August 3, 2011 Port Orchard - A Kitsap County Superior Court judge has ordered Olympic Medical Center's largest union not to hold a one-day strike next week. Judge M. Karlyn Haberly this afternoon, agreed with Olympic Medical center lawyers that the 18-hour work stoppage planed for August 11th was an illegal work action since the union members were public employees working for a public entity. Judge Haberly issued a 14-day temporary restraining oder preventing members of SEIU Local 1199NW from walking off the job. OMC RN Linda Bryant, in a prepared statement representing the union, says they would comply with the order. Bryant says they disagree with the order ... Judge