INDIANA – The nurses’ union and Indiana Regional Medical Center have traded unfair labor allegations.

Indiana Registered Nurses Association and the hospital each filed unfair labor practice complaints on Friday with the National Labor Relations Board.

The two sides are at odds over the hospital’s declaration of a negotiations impasse in March after the union leader rejected what the hospital called its “best and final offer” in February. 

The nurses’ union filed its action after the hospital unilaterally implemented changes to the paid-time-off policy the union says will make it harder for nurses to get the time off they have earned. 

The complaint accuses the hospital of not bargaining in good faith and exhibiting anti-union behavior by trying to intimidate workers during a brief strike.

Hospital leaders shot back with a complaint saying it was the union that failed to bargain in good faith, which led the hospital to declare an impasse.

Nurses have have been without a contract since November.

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