Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Labor talks resume between Appalachian Regional Healthcare and USW; union issues counteroffer

HAZARD, Ky. - Talks resumed Monday over a possible new labor contract between Appalachian Regional Healthcare and more than 2,000 of its workers.

The employees are members of the United Steelworkers union and include LPNs, clerical workers and X-ray and lab technicians.

The two sides so far have been unable to agree on a new contract and a strike may be on the horizon.

The current labor contract between ARH and its USW employees ends Sunday. The union has already filed a strike notice and a walk-out could happen as soon as 12:01 a.m. on Monday, April 1.