MILLINOCKET – Nurses in Millinocket may go on strike unless the local hospital meets their contract demands.
The majority of registered nurses at Millinocket Regional Hospital have authorized their bargaining team to call a one day strike if their concerns are not addressed.
They’ve been in contract talks since March, claiming the hospital has failed to resolve their concerns over patient safety and safe staffing levels.
A date for the possible strike has not been set and the nurses say they hope it can be avoided.
Hospital CEO Robert Peterson released a statement following the nurses informational picket last month, saying the hospital is committed to working with the nurses on patient safety. He hopes a new contract is in place at the next bargaining session next week.