Nurses and service workers at Regional Hospital of Scranton have a new contract with Community Health Systems that guarantees a strong voice in staffing, as well as protections against layoffs and outsourcing, wage increases, and a freeze on benefit costs.
Service and maintenance employees at Pocono Medical Center, members of SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania, recently voted by 92% to ratify a new union contract that will increase wages and ensure a continued strong voice for frontline caregivers at the hospital. The settlement comes after months of marches and other actions on the part of PMC workers.
We’ve been saying it for years, but a major new study clearly shows that safe staffing saves lives – 10% more lives to be exact.
Nurses at Altoona Regional Health System voted overwhelmingly on December 23rd to ratify a new union contract that includes a new process for setting nurse-to-patient ratios and staffing guidelines, as well as raises of 11% over the term of the three year contract.
When the final vote was counted, cheers rose up from the crowd. 300 registered nurses at Alle-Kiski Medical Center had voted to join our union, have a stronger voice in the future of the hospital, and to improve patient care.
At ratification meetings held throughout the course of the day on Tuesday, November 6th, Pocono Medical Center service and maintenance workers ratified their first union contract.