Uploaded: Thursday, June 1, 2000 12:45
Stanford nurses could go on strike
The union representing nurses at Stanford Hospital and Lucile Packard
Children's Hospital could go on strike Wednesday unless progress is made
in contract negotiations.
The Committee for Recognition of Nursing Achievement submitted the notice
May 26 after union members voted 96 percent in favor of a possible strike.
Hospital spokesman Mike Goodkind said today that negotiations
between the union and hospitals are continuing, and he noted that the
union has submitted a strike notice at virtually every contract negotiation.
Union spokeswoman Kim Griffin said today that a strike looked more
possible, however, because the two sides are so far apart.
printed picket signs Wednesday.
The hospitals are offering 3 percent
pay raises each year of a new two-year contract, while the union is asking
for a 14.2 percent pay raise (cost of living plus 10 percent) in the first
year and a cost-of-living increase plus 8 percent the second year.