Dave Cuzzolina

1:30 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

UPMC Altoona Nurses Go On Strike

Nurses at UPMC Altoona walked off the job Tuesday after contract negotiations broke down.
Credit James Myers / SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania

Registered nurses at UPMC Altoona stepped off the job for a one-day strike on Tuesday.

Tammy Morgan, a nurse in the Behavioral Health Inpatient Unit, said many of the hospital’s 750 nurses are on the picket line today.

“We don’t know exactly how many, but there’s hundreds of people out there,” Morgan said. “We have lots of community people going by honking. We have other people in the community standing with us. Everybody’s riled up, chanting, marching up and down the sidewalks.”

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