Ohio State University Nurses Organization Ratify Contract

Apr 27, 2001, 01:00 ET from Ohio Nurses Association

    COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The negotiation teams for the
 Ohio State University Nurses Organization (OSUNO) and The Ohio State
 University Medical Center reached a tentative agreement for the 2001-2003
 ONA/OSU contract, which was overwhelmingly ratified by the Registered Nurses
 over two (2) days of voting. The new agreement will be in effect from May 1,
 2001 through July 1, 2003.
     The negotiations were intense but were completed with a sense of
 cooperation and with the understanding that the common goal was to provide
 quality patient care.  The RNs, while striving to provide the best care for
 their patients, negotiated improved compensation for their expertise, skill,
 and effort.  While the shortage of nurses is very apparent, the nurses fought
 for a contract that will attract other RNs to join them and encourage their
 peers to continue to stay and work by their sides.
     The current wages the RNs earn will be increased by 3.5% as of April 22,
 2001.  Effective July 1, 2001, there will be an additional 3.5% across the
 board increase.  On June 30, 2002, there will be a 4% across the board
 increase.  Shift differential was increased from $2.80 to $3.00 an hour for
 evening and night shifts.  Weekend differential went from $2.15 to $3.00 per
 hour.  The Medical Center is also paying float pool RNs for their flexibility.
 These RNs shall receive an additional $1.00 per hour on the pay scale as an
 incentive.
     The Ohio Nurses Association is the largest and oldest membership
 organization for Registered Nurses in Ohio.  The Ohio Nurses Association is
 headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.
 
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    COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The negotiation teams for the
 Ohio State University Nurses Organization (OSUNO) and The Ohio State
 University Medical Center reached a tentative agreement for the 2001-2003
 ONA/OSU contract, which was overwhelmingly ratified by the Registered Nurses
 over two (2) days of voting. The new agreement will be in effect from May 1,
 2001 through July 1, 2003.
     The negotiations were intense but were completed with a sense of
 cooperation and with the understanding that the common goal was to provide
 quality patient care.  The RNs, while striving to provide the best care for
 their patients, negotiated improved compensation for their expertise, skill,
 and effort.  While the shortage of nurses is very apparent, the nurses fought
 for a contract that will attract other RNs to join them and encourage their
 peers to continue to stay and work by their sides.
     The current wages the RNs earn will be increased by 3.5% as of April 22,
 2001.  Effective July 1, 2001, there will be an additional 3.5% across the
 board increase.  On June 30, 2002, there will be a 4% across the board
 increase.  Shift differential was increased from $2.80 to $3.00 an hour for
 evening and night shifts.  Weekend differential went from $2.15 to $3.00 per
 hour.  The Medical Center is also paying float pool RNs for their flexibility.
 These RNs shall receive an additional $1.00 per hour on the pay scale as an
 incentive.
     The Ohio Nurses Association is the largest and oldest membership
 organization for Registered Nurses in Ohio.  The Ohio Nurses Association is
 headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.
 
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