Mediator assisting with negotiations between nurses & hospital

MARQUETTE — With a week to go until they’re expected to strike, a federal mediator has been brought in to help with the contract negotiations between the MI Nurses Association and UP Health System – Marquette.

Approximately 400 nurses are scheduled to strike beginning at 7:00 a.m. Thursday, October 5th. The strike is scheduled to last two days.

The nurse’s union and hospital officials have been negotiating a new contract since April and the nurses have been working without a contract since late July.