February 1, 2008 Volume 109 Number 3

ATU 757 calls off ambulance strike in Josephine County

Paramedics and EMTs gave notice to strike Jan. 17 after the company refused to provide financial documents to support a claim that it was losing money in Josephine County that required deep financial cuts from its 33 bargaining unit employees.

A week after receiving the strike notice, AMR changed its position on the documents, and the union received some of them.

“We have sent those documents to our CPA for analysis,” said ATU Local 757 President Jon Hunt. “These documents were the key reason for our strike. Now that AMR is providing the documents, we believe the need for the strike is over.”

A federal mediator called the parties back into negotiations Jan. 17 that lasted for 12 hours. The parties are scheduled to meet again with the mediator on Feb. 11.


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