BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Thousands of Johns Hopkins Hospital workers agree not to strike.

Governor Martin O’Malley released a statement Thursday, saying:

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“Today I urged 1199 SEIU and the Johns Hopkins Hospital management to take a one week cooling off period. 1199 SEIU has agreed not to strike at this time — I appreciate both sides’ willingness to continue negotiating in good faith.”

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The two sides have been in negotiations over how much workers should be paid for nearly four months.

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