UW Health worker strike averted

NOW: UW Health worker strike averted

MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- UW Health officials, nurses and union leaders reached an agreement Monday, Sept. 12, averting a strike. 

The nurses had been calling for union recognition and were set to go on strike Tuesday. Speaking at the capitol, Gov. Evers said both parties wanted to find a solution when mediations began last week.

“We came to a solution that all parties could agree on. I could not be prouder to have been part of mediation, part of the mediation of this process, and to work with UW Health, SEIU and the nurses at UW hospitals and clinics to find a solution that gives greater voice to our nurses and the workplace, strengthens the relationship and communication between workers and management, and ultimately ensured that the strike would be averted," Evers said. 

The groups had met Friday in an attempt to avoid the work stoppage, with Evers at one point convening those involved for a meeting at the governor's mansion.

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