UPDATE | ValleyCare Northside Medical Center locks out some nurses today

YOUNGSTOWN — ValleyCare Northside Medical Center locked out some of their registered nurses today who engaged in a one-day strike against the hospital Tuesday while others went back to work at 7 a.m.

Those locked out include nurses who were scheduled to work day turn Tuesday but participated in the strike instead.

Nurses who were not scheduled to work during the strike returned to their jobs, said Eric Williams, president of the Youngstown General Duty Nurses Association, which represents more than 400 RNs at the hospital.

Hospital officials said the replacement nurses were engaged for a 72-hour period to temporarily fill positions left vacant by nurses scheduled to work during the period of the strike who did not report for duty.

All hospital operations remain open, according to a hospital statement.

For the complete story, read Thursday’s Vindicator and Vindy.com

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