ALTOONA, BLAIR COUNTY - Almost 800 area nurses move closer to striking. Contract talks between registered nurses and UPMC ended Friday night with no agreement.
A spokeswoman for SEIU Healthcare tells WTAJ, the nurses are meeting today to vote on sending a strike notice to management. The union proposes holding a one-day strike on February 11.
A spokeswoman for SEIU says the nurses wanted to keep talking, but UPMC representatives said they'd given their last best offer. Wages, benefits, and staffing are the main issues.