The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, April 14, 1981-Page 3
NURSES, ADMINISTRATORS WILL BARGAIN
Nurses to resume
By JOHN ADAM
Registered nurses and University
Hospital administrators will go back to
the bargaining table tomorrow mor-
ning, a week after nurses walked off the
In the meantime, nurses continue to
picket both the Hospital and University
. SPOKESPERSONS . FOR the
Professional Nurses Council claim the
number participating in the walkout
has increased to 70 percent - about 800
nurses of the 1100-member union.
However, hospital administrators
dies at 70
Karl Diener, 70, Office Manager of
Student Publications at the University,
died Saturday at home after a brief
Diener was born Feb. 15, 1911 in
:Hamburgh, Pa. and had lived in both
Ypsilanti and Whitmore Lake before
moving to Belleville. He is survived by
his wife, Chaldea; one son, Karl Jr. of
Grosse Ile; and three daughters, Karen
Best of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Jan Shaull
;of Harrisburg, Pa.; and Lynn Steele of
;Fairfield, Ohio. Friends may call at the
Muehlig Chapel from 7 to 9 p.m.
tonight. Diener will be taken to Pen-
nsylvania tomorrow for services and
estimate that only 50 percent of the nur-
ses have participated in the walkout -
an estimate PNC spokeswoman Julie
Walker said is too low because the ad-
ministration's count includes super-
visory and licensed practical nurses
who are not members of the union.
But hospital spokesman Joseph
Owsley maintains, "We take a count
every shift and we aren't talking about
LPNs and supervisory nurses," he said.
Union members and hospital ad-
ministrators offered different versions
of how the negotiating session was
arranged. The nurses claim the
mediator offered to meet as early as
yesterday, but that the hospital ad-
ministration declined and chose
THE HOSPITAL administration said
the negotiator only offered tomorrow.
"If he would have offered Monday, we
would have taken it," said Owsley.
Meanwhile, the hospital continues to
operate at about 60 percent capacity.
The hospital has closed the separate
respiratory, thoracic, and neurologic
Intensive Care Units and consolidated
them into one larger ICU. ,
Sections of four floors in Mott
Children's Hospital are closed and the
newborn babies' nurseries in the
Women's Hospital are functioning at 50
percent of capacity, Owsley noted.
The key issues in the talks remain the
same: scheduling, mandatory overtime
an economic package, and input into
policies affecting nurses' roles and
A recent PNC release said that 900 of
the 1100 union members are staff nur-
ses with an annual average salary of
$18,400 for a 40-hour week. One concern
of the council is that a nine-year
veteran staff nurse earns only $1.77
more than a newly hired nurse with the
SOm--S-srvlco GUA NE
Atty. Gen. nixes
stop payment fee
737 N. Huron
LANSING (UPI) - Attorney General
Frank Kelley, in an opinion which
caught state regulators by surprise,
said yesterday banks cannot charge
their customers fees for stop payment
orders on checks.
The opinion - requested by Rep.
Steve Andrews (R-Wolverine) - could
have a substantial impact since the
practice of charging for stop payments
is common both in Michigan and
BANKING Commissioner Martha
Seger expressed surprise at the
opinion, but declined to comment in
detail until she hnd studied it.
Kelley, in his opinion, noted state law
allows bank customers to stop payment
on checks as long as they give their
bank adequate notice. A verbal order is
good for 14 days unless confirmed in
writing, but customers have the burden
of proving loss if a check is paid against
"The practice of some banks to con-
dition the exercise of the right to stop
payment . . . penalizes the use of stop
payment orders and, in effect,
reallocates the bank's risk in the event
it should fail to honor the order," Kelley
The risk is reduced, he said, because
imposition of a fee makes it less likely
stop payment orders will be made by
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ECC & IC - luncheon lec., Pat Cruz, "Songs of Latin America:
Folk-Popular, Political," noon, International Center.
Ann Arbor Public Library - Marjorie Lansing, "Women and Politics: The
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Psychology - Guy Mittleman, "Strain Differences in Behavior Evoked by
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Geology - Leo Hickey, "Plant Evidence on Dinosaur Extinction: Out with
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CHGD - Faculty meeting, noon, Vaughn Conf. Room.
His House Christian Fell. - 7:30 p.m., League.
MSA - 7:30 p.m., Union.
Union of Students for Israel -8 p.m., UGLI Multipurpose Room.
NOW - 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Church.
WC-CHPC - Update on U. Hosp. Replacement project, 7:30 p.m.,
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Union - The Harmonettes preview the Women's Glee Club Concert, 12:30
p.m., U. Club.
School of Music - University Choir, 8 p.m., Hill AUd.
School of Music - Bartok Centennial Series, 8 p.m., Recital Hall.
School of Music - Saxaphone students recital, 7:30 p.m., Rackham
School of Music - Clarinet recital, Michael Votta, MM, 8 p.m., Stearns.
Baseball - vs. Wayne State, 3 p.m., Fisher Stadium.
WCBN - Call-in, Tenant Advocate Show, 6:30 p.m., 88.3 FM,
UCA - Workshop, Impact Dance, 7 p.m., Union Ballroom.
Museum of Art - Exhibit, "African Images: Art and Ornament."
AA Public Library - Storytime for 3-7 year olds, 10 a.m., Main Library
Washtenaw Comm. College - wheelchair maintenance seminar, 10 a.m.,
Room 311SC, Main Campus.
Residential College - Auditions for RC Brecht Co., 8 p.m., Room 126 E.
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