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Brigham & Women’s RNs approve contract

From the Massachusetts Nurse Newsletter
February/March 2012 Edition

The MNA nurses at Brigham and Women’s Hospital recently ratified a new 16-month contract. Highlights include:

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  • New language specific to vacation scheduling, which will provide for improved transparency of the request process
  • Improved language on military leaves, return to work after leaves of absences, FMLA, cancellation of holiday shifts, OR staffing and the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWOHNN) standards
  • Economic language includes:
  • A half percent across-the-board increase on Sept. 2, 2012 for all nurses
  • A half percent across-the-board increase on Nov. 4, 2012 for all nurses
  • The 5 percent step increases will continue for nurses on the step scale
  • For nurses at max there is a 1 percent bonus to regularly scheduled RNs and $500 bonus to per diems