Tentative Pact for RNs at Washington Hospital Center
Press Release Press Release, 5/4/11
May 4, 2011
Registered nurses at Washington Hospital Center, the District of Columbia’s largest mediccenter, reached a tentative agreement Tuesday night on a new collective bargaining contract with the hospital, National Nurses United, which represents the 1,700 WHC RNs announced today.
Details of the settlement are being withheld pending membership meetings of the Washington Hospital Center RNs Friday and Saturday who must approve the agreement. The RN nurse negotiating team is recommending ratification.
“We are pleased to have achieved an agreement with the hospital that strengthens our ability to effectively advocate for our patients and protects RN professional and economic standards,” said Lori Marlowe RN, a cardiac nurse who is a member of the union’s bargaining team.
With the proposed agreement, the RNs are cancelling picketing at the hospital that had been scheduled for Friday.
Washington Hospital Center RNs have been without a contract since last June. They voted to join NNU, the nation’s largest union and professional association of nurses, in October.
NNU was founded in 2009 by the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, United American Nurses, and Massachusetts Nurses Association.
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