Maine State Nurses Association

Submitted by ADonahue on December 12, 2022
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Maine Med nurses win first-ever union contract

Registered nurses at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine ratified their first-ever union contract that they say will provide patient care protections and strong standards to improve retention and recruitment. Voting on the three-year agreement took place in September.

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Registered nurses at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine, ratified their first-ever union contract that they say will provide patient care protections and strong standards to improve retention and recruitment.


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