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Northside hospital says nurses that struck will be called back to work

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Walking side by side, some hand-in-hand, registered nurses attempt to return to work at Northside Medical Center, after a one-day strike by the Youngstown General Duty Nurse's Association.

"The group as a whole decided if you're scheduled to work you need to go in and take care of your patients," says emergency room nurse Jennifer DiPietro.

But many long-time employees, who have worked without a contract for 14 months are surprised hospital management instituted a work stoppage of it's own and what the union calls the selective lockout of some nurses.

"I came dressed for work and they gave me a letter and my letter says I cannot come back to work until Friday," says nurse Colleen Beil.

"I was told I was not allowed to go in and I am not allowed to return until Monday," says nurse Annie Diaz.

Others did not receive a letter at all and the union president tells 21 News that means those nurses should return to work on their next regularly scheduled work day.

ValleyCare Northside, under the ownership of Community Health Systems out of Tennessee says:

"All hospital operations remain open and we are continuing to provide high-quality care for our patients. The hospital contracted with highly qualified replacement nurses to temporarily fill positions left vacant by nurses scheduled to work during the period of the strike. The replacement nurses were engaged for a 72-hour period."

"It makes you sad that Tennessee is disrupting what our community has always grown to understand ... community care for each other," says registered nurse Lisa Cannon.

The union says they won't let the hospital's tactics divide and conquer their goal to secure a fair labor contract focused on patient care and adequate staffing.

"I think they've just given us fuel for the fire," says registered nurse Joyce Schaffer.

 

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