News & Events

Bargaining Unit Updates

From the Massachusetts Nurse Newsletter
March 2009 Edition

Worcester School Nurses
The Worcester School Nurses are continuing negotiations with management and have held several successful and well-attended membership meetings. They currently are planning a “meet and greet” with local public officials to educate them about the role and value of school RNs.

West Springfield School Nurses
The West Springfield School Nurses have ratified a three-year agreement that includes a 3 percent across the board increase in year one of the contract, a 3.5 percent increase in year two and a 2 percent increase in the third year. The bottom two steps of the pay scale were eliminated and two new steps were added at the top. In addition a bonus in the amount of $300 for nurses with a bachelor’s degree and a $400 bonus for nurses with a master’s degree was added to the contract, as was a new $100 annual clothing allowance.

Providence Behavioral Health Hospital
A Providence nurse who was unjustly terminated in August 2008 has been reinstated.

Burbank Hospital
The new contracts are scheduled to be distributed in March at an open meeting.