Uploaded: Tuesday, June 6, 2000 1 PM

Nurses' contract talks to resume today

Contract negotiations were scheduled to resume today between the nurses union and officials at Stanford and Lucile Packard Children's hospitals.

The union has set a strike for 7 a.m. Wednesday, and the hospitals have contracted with a nursing agency to provide replacement nurses in the event of a strike.

"Stanford and Packard hospitals are committed to continuing negotiations with our nurses in order to reach a contract agreement, and we remain hopeful that we can do so," said Felix Bathelemy, vice president for human resources for the hospitals.

--Don Kazak