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New contract for nurses at Kenmore Mercy Hospital

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Posted at 10:40 AM, Feb 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-14 10:40:24-05

Kenmore Mercy Hospital and Communications Workers of America (CWA), Local 1133, have reached tentative agreement on a new contract.

The new agreement covers about 300 registered nurses at the hospital.

“Both the hospital’s and the union’s negotiation team worked hard to come up with a contract package that meets the needs of our hospital and our nursing staff,” said Jim Millard, President & CEO of Kenmore Mercy. “As vital members of our healthcare team, we believe this offer recognizes the important role our nurses play in providing our patients with high quality, compassionate care.”

“The Union is pleased with the final agreement that was reached for the nurses at Kenmore Mercy,” said Deborah Arnet, RN, President of CWA 1133. “We believe this package offers competitive wages and  improvements in work conditions, which will help recruit and retain nurses who deliver the highest quality care.”

The hospital and the union have been in negotiations since early December.

The new contract is set to expire in June 2020.

A ratification vote is set for next week.