Englewood Hospital and Medical Center is turning away nurses reporting for work this morning, even though their union pulled its strike notice last night.
Replacement workers already were in place after talks broke down early this morning between the hospital and the 650-member union.
“We have done everything in our power to reach a fair settlement,” the hospital said in a statement issued yesterday.
Staffing issues seemed the final impasse. The nurses say they agreed to add a half-hour without pay to the workday, but they said they wanted increases in their ranks to allow proper care of patients.