tentative deal between nurses and catholic healthcare west
november 2, 2009 9:18am
catholic healthcare west, the largest not-for-profit hospital system in california and which operates hospitals throughout the central valley, says it has reached agreements with the california nurses association on two new contracts and the extension of a third.
the agreements cover approximately 12,000 nurses at 28 chw facilities in northern and southern california and four facilities in nevada.
the tentative agreements include a new master contract with standard wage/benefit packages for covered nurses at chw's california facilities; the first cna contract for chw's st. rose dominican hospitals in southern nevada; and the extension of the saint mary's regional medical center, reno contract with the cna. they also include a collaborative agreement covering measures to limit and treat h1n1 influenza across the chw system....
...the two new contracts, if ratified, would include wage increases of 20 percent over four years. they also cover measures chw has in place to prepare for and respond to the h1n1 pandemic and future health contagions at its facilities including information and training as well as the provision of personal protective equipment, including n95 respirator masks and clothing....