August 28, 2008

Antioch Nurses Arrive at Tentative Contract

By Hilary Costa

ANTIOCH -- Registered nurses at Sutter Delta Medical Center today became the fourth Sutter hospital to reach a tentative contract agreement this week, according to the California Nurses Association/ National Nurses Organizing Committee.

The agreement follows lengthy contract negotiations and three strikes, and comes on the heels of a meeting with a federal mediator.

Key points in the agreement include patient care issues, pension and salary increases, and retiree health benefits. It would expire Aug. 30, 2011.

The agreement, which could cover nearly 300 registered nurses, will be voted on at upcoming meetings.

Originally published by Hilary Costa , East County Times.

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