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Nurses plan protest at AMC

With contract negotiations coming up, registered nurses are staging a two-hour protest in front of (he Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake next week.

Health insurance costs and wages are the two main sticking points in negotiations, New York State Nurses Association spokesman Mark Genovese told the Pittsburgh Press Republican Thursday.

Genovese said nurse's health insurance and wages at AMC don't compare to other regional hospitals. He also emphasized that (he 2-hour protest in front of the hospital is not a strike, because nurses would not be missing any work.

"This specific job action - an informational picket - is only for those who are off-duty or on break," Genovese told the newspaper.

AMC spokesman Joe Riccio said the hospital is committed to bargaining in

good faith.

The event is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 7 in front of the hospital.

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