Mediator asks nurses, hospital to meet again
Nurses and Northern Montana Health Care have set two dates for contract negotiations - one with a federal mediator and one a week earlier.
Negotiations with a federal mediator are scheduled for Jan. 29-30, and the mediator has asked that the negotiators meet once before he arrives, on Jan. 24, a nurses union official said.
"It's possible we can make some headway," said Bob Ingram, chairman of Local No. 12 of the Montana Nurses Association.
Don Robinson, head negotiator for Northern Montana Health Care, said the hospital negotiating team will try to resolve the remaining conflicts at the Jan...