San Pedro nurses ratify a new contract with strong measures to improve patient safety and staff retention
In a resounding victory for patient care, nurses at Providence Little Company Mary Medical Center in San Pedro, Calif., have overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year union contract with hospital management, California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU) announced today. This achievement marks the culmination of a dedicated campaign aimed at persuading Providence management to make substantial investments in patient care improvements at the hospital.
“As nurse union leaders, we are proud to announce the successful negotiation of and victory on a new contract,” said Julie Cullen, Chief Nurse Rep and RN in the medical-surgical unit. “This win is a testament to the dedication and solidarity of our nursing team.”
“This contract is not just a piece of paper; it's a commitment to the well-being of our nurses and the quality of care we provide to our patients,” said bargaining team member Rachele Abela, RN in the telemetry unit. “Together, we've shown the power of unity and advocacy in achieving positive change for registered nurses.”
The ratified agreement includes comprehensive contract protections that empower nurses to advocate for enhanced patient care. Furthermore, it introduces significant improvements to wages and overall working conditions, ultimately bolstering recruitment and retention efforts at the hospital.
The new contract covers the period September 29, 2023, to September 28, 2026.
CNA represents more than 350 Register Nurses at Providence Little Company Mary San Pedro.
California Nurses Association/National Nurses United is the largest and fastest-growing union and professional association of registered nurses in the nation with 100,000 members in more than 200 facilities throughout California and nearly 225,000 RNs nationwide.