Nurses on strike prepare to go back to work Monday

GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Today dozens of nurses will make their way back inside Nathan Litteaur hospital.

This comes after a four day lockout and days of protesting.

The nurses are not only asking the hospital for fair wages and affordable health insurance but for more employees so they can do their jobs.

Even though they expect these doors to be open when they head in for their shifts in a few hours the nurses say their fight is still not over.

It’s been an ongoing battle for two years now. They are demanding better benefits, better pay and better staffing.

There are about 30 open positions Nathan Litteaur and the nurses say it is because no one wants to work there.  These nurses say they already have so much vested in their patients and that is why they will not stop fighting.

On Thursday, a day after their 24 hour strike, the nurses were met at the entrance by hospital management and told they could not come back to work for four days.

Sunday, Assemblymen Phil Steck and Angelo Santabarbara joined in support of the nurses and later this Monday morning Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner will walk them to the doors of the hospital.

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