4th Philly Hospital EINSTIEN Nurses PASNAP union reach tenative agreement

  1. Philadelphia Bussiness journal
    Dec. 21, 2016
    john George

    Nurses at another Philadelphia hospital reach tentative deal


    More than 1,000 registered nurses at Einstein Medical Center have reached a tentative agreement.

    The nurses are represented by the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals [PASNAP], the Conshohocken-based union they voted to join in April.

    The union will hold ratification meetings on Thursday to allow all Einstein nurses covered by the agreement to vote on the proposed deal. PASNAP officials said details of the contract will be released after ratification....

    ...The nurses at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center also voted to be represented by PASNAP this year, joining in September. Contract negotiations have not yet started at Pottstown Memorial, which is owned by Community Health Systems of Franklin, Tenn.
    It's clear that PASNAP is THE nursing union in the 5 county Philadelphia area now representing ~ 1/3 area hospitals.
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  3. by   NRSKarenRN
    98% nurses voted FOR contract.

    Einstein nurses ratify 3-year pact; here's what they got


    Philadelphia Business Journal
    Dec 27, 2016, 7:50am EST
    John George

    ...As part of the new contract, according to PASNAP, Einstein has agreed to hire additional nurses and maintain improved staffing levels. The hospital will put in place new plans to handle spikes in volume and will work with a nurse-led committee to address staffing issues.

    Einstein has also agreed to limit the pulling and reassignment of nurses to specific areas for which they are appropriately trained. Over the course of the three-year contract, the hospital will reduce or eliminate the direct patient assignments of charge nurses.

    In addition, according to PASNAP, the contract calls for undisclosed wage increases and a transparent wage scale based on years of experience. PASNAP said the hospital also agreed to improve the nurses’ health insurance, providing more coverage for nurses and family members who are treated outside of Einstein....

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