san francisco business times - by chris rauber
date: wednesday, june 1, 2011
registered nurses at two university of southern california
medical centers -- usc university hospital
and usc norris cancer hospital
-- have reached a tentative three-year contract deal with the california nurses association
, which represents about 600 rns at the hospitals.
the deal, announced last friday, is subject to ratification by cna nurses this week. it would boost rns' pay by at least 12 percent over the course of the contract, the oakland-based union said....
usc hospitals' ceo mitch creem called the agreement the beginning of a new era of "collaboration" with the feisty union, which also last week signed a new 26-month contract with the university of california
system and won the right to represent nurses at a santa monica hospital.
the university of california contract gave nurses pay increases averaging "at least" 11 percent over 26 months.
the cna also won a vote last week to represent 500 rns at saint john's health center
in santa monica, part of the sisters of charity leavenworth health system, based in lenexa, kansas....