BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Contract talks are resuming between the University of Vermont Medical Center and union representing nurses.

The Burlington hospital and the union have been in talks since March.

Higher wages remain a sticking point for the contract. The nurses are seeking a 22-percent raise over three years.

The 1,800 nurses went on a two-day strike in July.

The union plans to hold a rally after the negotiations on Thursday evening.