A couple of days after nurses at Samaritan Medical Center said they were going to go on a one-day strike next month, the hospital says it’s actually going to ban the nurses for 11 days.
Samaritan released a statement Thursday saying that the registered nurses “will not be permitted to work” from September 1 through September 12.
The RNs have been campaigning for minimum staffing, which is why they planned a one-day walkout on September 1.
The hospital has countered, claiming it operates under industry standards.
If the two sides don’t reach an agreement prior to September 1, and Samaritan is planning to have trained nurses ready to fill in.