Main issue: STAFFING
From The Mercury:
8/30/12 Contract negotiations under way between PMMC, hospital workers union
POTTSTOWN - The owners of Pottstown Memorial Medical Center and the union representing 280 hospital workers are meeting several times this week to try to come to terms on a new contract.
Set to expire on Friday, the current three-year contract of the Service Employee International Union (SEIU) represents hospital employees including licensed practical nurses, certified nursing assistants, and medical assistants as well as other professional, technical, service, clerical, and maintenance employees.
According to a representative of SEIU Healthcare PA, union members and representatives of PMMC parent company Community Health Systems are meeting three times this week in an effort to come to an agreement on a new three-year pact before the current contract term is up....