WELLESLEY, Mass., June 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Massachusetts Nurses Association:
At negotiations with a federal mediator today, the nurses of Newton Wellesley Hospital negotiated a tentative agreement with hospital management, averting the need for a one-day strike that was scheduled for next Tuesday. The one-year pact includes language the nurses sought to reduce the floating of nurses as a staffing mechanism, a 1 percent across the board pay raise for all nurses retroactive to October 1, 2014 and no change in the nurses' current benefit package. The new contract would expire on September 30, 2015. A date to ratify the agreement by the membership has yet to be determined.
Founded in 1903, the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United is the largest professional health care organization and the largest union of registered nurses in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Its 23,000 members advance the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the economic and general welfare of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Legislature and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public. The MNA is a founding member of National Nurses United, the largest national nurses union in the United States with more than 170,000 members from coast to coast.
SOURCE Massachusetts Nurses Association