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After threatening strike, Santa Clara County nurses agree on new contract

Santa Clara County's unionized nurses have officially voted to approve a new contract with the county, the union said Monday.

Nurses with the county's Registered Nurses Professional Association voted to approve a contract they believe will address issues of pay inequity, job vacancies and lack of county support.

"Nurses were unified and together we won a contract truly worthy of our skills and experience," RNPA president and local nurse Debbie Chang said in a statement. "By standing together we reminded county leaders the critical role nurses play the health of our communities."

The two parties had been negotiating since before the old contracts expired Oct. 20. A new tentative agreement was reached in late December after the union threatened a labor strike, with the majority of RNPA's members voting in favor of such action.

"Under our new contract, we look forward to building a new partnership with the county and delivering the highest quality care to our patients in a safe and dignified workplace," Chang said.

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The union said 88% of its voting membership approved the contract.

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After threatening strike, Santa Clara County nurses agree on new contract

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Santa Clara County's unionized nurses have officially voted to approve a new contract with the county, the union said Monday.

Nurses with the county's Registered Nurses Professional Association voted to approve a contract they believe will address issues of pay inequity, job vacancies and lack of county support.

"Nurses were unified and together we won a contract truly worthy of our skills and experience," RNPA president and local nurse Debbie Chang said in a statement. "By standing together we reminded county leaders the critical role nurses play the health of our communities."

The two parties had been negotiating since before the old contracts expired Oct. 20. A new tentative agreement was reached in late December after the union threatened a labor strike, with the majority of RNPA's members voting in favor of such action.

"Under our new contract, we look forward to building a new partnership with the county and delivering the highest quality care to our patients in a safe and dignified workplace," Chang said.

The union said 88% of its voting membership approved the contract.

— Bay City News Service

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Croc Dundee
another community
on Jan 14, 2020 at 2:40 pm
Croc Dundee, another community
on Jan 14, 2020 at 2:40 pm
2 people like this

This news article should have told us old vs new compensation levels and old vs new benefits.


King
Cuernavaca
on Jan 14, 2020 at 5:48 pm
King, Cuernavaca
on Jan 14, 2020 at 5:48 pm
2 people like this

Support working families, support unions.


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