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Northside nurses meeting in shifts to learn about proposed pact

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -

The nearly 200 nurses who work at the soon-to-be-closed Northside Regional Medical Center are learning more today about a tentative agreement with the hospital's owner.

Members of the Youngstown General Duty Nurses Association were scheduled to meet at 8 a.m., 4 p.m., and 8 p.m. To find out more about the proposal hammered out between union negotiators and Steward Health Care.

Details of the tentative pact, which is subject to ratification, have not been released.

Nurses have been concerned about pensions and severance since Steward announced last month that it would close Northside next week due to the declining number of patients.

The YGDNA is represented by the American Federation of Teachers, whose president Randi Weingarten also said the union was fighting to keep the hospital open.

The current nurses' contract with Steward doesn't expire until October 14.

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