UPDATE: No agreement was reached Tuesday night and talks will resume later Wednesday to avert a Thursday strike.
Vermont Business Magazine On Tuesday afternoon, UVM Medical Center president Eileen Whalen was joined by clinical and operations leaders to outline plans to ensure continued high-quality patient care in the event of a strike. The union representing the hospital’s nurses has announced its intention to strike for 48 hours starting on Thursday, July 12 at 7 am if an agreement is not reached on a new three-year contract. Talks will continue this evening in an effort to avert a strike. The nurses union, according to Local22 & Local44 news, has offered a one-year solution to get past the present deadlock.