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ELCH nurses end 3-day strike, union seeks pact

EAST LIVERPOOL — Striking nurses at East Liverpool City Hospital went back at work Tuesday after three days on the picket line as the state sees an increase in hospitalizations related to coronavirus cases.

Members returned to the hospital just before 7 a.m. following what the Ohio Nurses Association called an unfair labor practice strike.

The nurses are “still eager to get back to the negotiating table and secure a fair contract,” Bob Cousins, the association’s labor relations deputy executive said in a statement.

The hospital has remained opened with replacements.

Ohio has seen an increase in the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 related symptoms.

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