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Union says it’s ready to continue negotiations as strike enters third day
February 27, 2023 // The union represents nearly 500 nurses, aides, respiratory therapists, housekeepers, cooks and other workers at Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital and Lanai Community Hospital, which are operated by Maui Health. Workers at the three facilities walked out Wednesday and began picketing after voting to reject Maui Health’s final offer. Maui Health has said that it has a contingency plan that includes staffing areas affected by the striking workers. “This staffing is provided through multiple sources with additional assistance available should the strike continue for an extended time,” the hospital operator said. Maui Health did not respond directly to questions of how many workers have been brought in during the strike and who is handling the striking workers’ roles. However, it emphasized again that it is working to make sure patient care continues.