Aurora Medical Center – Bay Area nurses and healthcare professionals reach tentative agreement for new contract
Marinette, WI – Nurses and healthcare professionals reached a tentative agreement for a new contract with Aurora executives late in the evening last night.
“We are proud of this deal. Thanks to the solidarity that union members showed at our hospital, we have been able to win fair wages, improved health and safety provisions, and new staffing language. This shows the power of workers coming together as a union,” said Emily Peretto, RN, and president of the local union. “We look forward to going over the details with members in the coming days and holding a ratification vote where union members will make the final decision on whether to accept this deal.”
Nurses and healthcare professionals were able to make gains in negotiations after organizing for a rally. Now that a tentative agreement has been reached, the rally has been cancelled and transformed into a celebratory gathering for union members.
The agreement only becomes final if ratified by the membership. A ratification vote will be scheduled in the coming days.
MNA represents thousands of nurses and healthcare professionals in Michigan and Wisconsin, including over 150 members at Aurora Medical Center – Bay Area. MNA is an affiliate of National Nurses United and the AFL-CIO.
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Contact: Amelia Dornbush; 517-896-7478