Uploaded: Friday, June 16, 2000 2:30
Talks resume between Stanford hospitals, nurses
Striking nurses and administrators at Stanford and Lucile Packard Children's
hospitals returned to the bargaining table today, meeting with a federal
mediator as the labor dispute entered its 10th day.
Talks resumed at 10 a.m. this morning after federal mediator Ruth Carpenter
earlier this week called the two sides back into negotiations. The nurses
and administrators laid the groundwork for today's session at a 4 1/2-hour
non-negotiating meeting without the mediator Thursday.
The 1,730 nurses at the two hospitals are striking over pay and other
The nurses' union, Committee for Recognition of Nursing Recognition,
is asking for 21.5 percent in pay raises over two years, while the hospitals
have offered 8 percent over two years. There are also health benefit and
The nurses walked off the job June 7.
Staff writer Jennifer Kavanaugh contributed to this report