LORAIN, OH (WOIO) - Hospital executives and registered nurses at Mercy Regional Medical Center agree on new 3-year agreement, avoiding a strike.
More than 500 nurses had threatened to strike midday Friday if an agreement had not been reached.
The nurses claim the Cincinnati-based hospital executives failed to bargain in good faith.
The more than 500 registered nurses voted in favor of a new three-year contract that allows nurses to stay on the job and continue to deliver quality patient care to the community.
The details of the agreement are confidential. However, in a news release the nurses feel the new contract will allow them to continue to provide top-level, quality care to the community and maintain dignity, rights and respect at the hospital.