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Thursday, March 7th, by AP Staff
OHSU Ordered to Pay Restitution to Nurses
(AP) Oregon Health & Science University has been ordered to pay restitution to nurses who were on strike for three months.
The Oregon Employment Relations Board determined the hospital violated state labor law for paying nurses who crossed the picket line more than what OHSU was offering striking nurses.
The decision was based on an unfair labor practice complaint submitted by the union in January.
The Employee Relations Board has asked OHSU to pay about $310,000; it will be divided among the nurses who were on strike and have returned to work.
On average, nurses who did not work during the strike will receive about $300 each.
OHSU is not planning to appeal, a hospital spokesman said.
The strike began last December and ended February 11, the longest strike ever by Oregon nurses.