St. Rose Hospital nurses ratify new contract with strong measures to improve patient safety and nurse retention
Registered nurses at St. Rose Hospital in Hayward, Calif. voted overwhelmingly in favor of ratifying a new 4-year contract on May 4, winning protections to improve patient safety and nurse retention, announced California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU).
"With our new contract, St. Rose nurses can improve our advocacy to address staffing concerns," said Dianne Kubota, RN in the medical/surgical-telemetry unit. "We also won affordable health care for our families and ourselves."
Highlights of the contract include workplace violence prevention improvements, wage increases, and improved health care benefits.
The new pact will be in effect through Dec. 31, 2025.
CNA represents more than 200 nurses at St. Rose Hospital.
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.