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Gloversville Nurses To Receive Back Pay After January Lockout


The New York State Nurses Association, whose nurses were locked out after a one-day demonstration outside Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville in early January, says nurses will receive back pay  after a  National Labor Relations Board finding of ”merit” and complaint against the healthcare provider.

The hospital and union remain at an impasse over a new contract for workers.

Union member Marion Embright said in a statement, “We applaud the Labor Board for standing with us and we are continuing to work towards a fair contract at Nathan Littauer.”

Hospital spokeswoman Cheryl McGrattan said Friday the union’s claims are deceptive and that there was no final finding of any wrongdoing. She said while the hospital is “disappointed with the union’s actions, our commitments will not waver” in reaching a new labor agreement.

A community forum on the issue has been organized for August 16th.

Lucas Willard is a reporter and host at WAMC Northeast Public Radio, which he joined in 2011.
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