Talks between Temple University Hospital and the union representing its nurses and allied health professionals broke down Friday after six hours.

No new talks have been scheduled. Friday's talks were the first in a week.

The union, Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals (PASNAP), said it offered compromise proposals on benefits, wages, and the tuition reimbursement for employees' children.

"Temple's representatives took five minutes to look at the proposal and said they would make no compromises whatsoever in order to settle the strike," the union said in a statement.

"They are recklessly stubborn," the union's executive director, Bill Cruice, said later.

"It is disappointing to us that, once again, PASNAP leadership has refused to recognize the economic and market realities that support our last, best and final offer," chief executive Sandy Gomberg said in a statement.

"Instead, PASNAP offered a comprehensive, off-the-record proposal that was too far apart from our . . . last, best and final offer," which was implemented March 31 for any union staff that crossed the picket line, she said.

Temple's 1,500 nurses and allied health professionals have been on strike since March 31.

In related news, HealthSource Global Staffing Inc., the California company supplying Temple University Hospital with strike replacement workers, applied for and received a Philadelphia business privilege license Friday.

The business license is the city's first step in collecting wage taxes from HealthSource employees. In 2009, California's state compensation insurance fund sued the company to collect more than $1 million in taxes owed to the fund. That case was settled.

"People have said that they are in and they are out [of town] quickly," Frank Breslin, the city's deputy revenue commissioner, said. "But they are on our radar now, and the department will be looking for and expecting payments."

The company applied for the license a day after City Controller Alan Butkovitz sought clarification about the employment status of HealthSource workers from Temple.

Butkovitz estimated the city would be owed $190,000 a week in either wage or business taxes, depending on the workers' status. If the workers were considered independent contractors, each would have to register as a business and pay business taxes.

In a letter to him, Temple responded that the replacement workers were employees of HealthSource Global and "HSG is solely responsible for complying with all city requirements."