Registered Nurses at ACH Ratified New Labor Agreement
The Registered Nurses at <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />AllianceCommunityHospital have ratified a new Labor Agreement that became effective Wednesday, December 6 and continues through December 5, 2009.
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The RN's at ACH have been members of the Ohio Nurses Association, headquartered in Columbus, since 1977. Negotiations began on October 19 and concluded November 9 after six full days of talks. Results of the negotiations included raises of 3-Â½%, 3-Â½%, and 4% over the next three years with some adjustments to other monetary issues. The Agreement also saw adjustments in the Health Insurance Package aimed at reducing some of the cost and exposure for the hospital.
The Bargaining Unit was represented by eight Registered Nurses elected by the local unit including; President - Brenda Haught, Vice President - Tammy LeFever, and Chief Negotiator - Kerri Newgard, Attorney from the ONA office in Columbus. The Hospital was represented by six members of the Management Team, five of them Registered Nurses.
The Hospital's Board of Trustees has accepted the contract.