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Nurses at Alhambra Hospital Medical Center ratify first union contract

Alhambra Hospital Medical Center nurses celebrating after ratifying a union contract on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. Photo courtesy of National Nurses United.


Alhambra , CA United States

Registered nurses working at Alhambra Hospital Medical Center ratified their first union contract on Tuesday night, winning wage increases and the formation of a committee that would regularly meet with management.

Wages would go up by 15 percent in the first year of the contract and would increase 28 percent over the three-year contract, according to a press release from National Nurses United. Alhambra’s nurses have unionized under the California Nurses Association, an affiliate of National Nurses United. The pay increase would bring Alhambra’s nurses up to parity with similar hospitals in the region.

The committee would discuss topics like patient safety, staffing and using technology in nursing.

Nurses at Alhambra Hospital Medical Center voted to join the California Nurses Association in January 2017. The union represents 100,000 members, including nurses at the nearby San Gabriel Valley Medical Center and Whittier Hospital Medical Center.

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