Union Nurses Ratify Contract With Tenet Health
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Registered nurses at Tenet hospitals throughout California have overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year contract.

The nurses are represented by the  California Nurses Association/National Nurses United.

 

The contract covers 3,700 registered nurses at the following California hospitals:

 

Palm Springs: Desert Regional Medical Center

Joshua Tree: Hi-Desert Medical Center

Los Alamitos: Los Alamitos Medical Center

Manteca: Doctors Hospital of Manteca

Modesto: Doctors Medical Center of Modesto

San Luis Obispo: Sierra Vista Regional Med Center

San Ramon: San Ramon Regional Medical Center

Templeton: Twin Cities Community Hospital

Turlock: Emanuel Medical Center

 

Nurses reached agreement on the new pact after six months of negotiations.

 

Highlights of the contract include: 

  • Health and safety: Provisions that guarantee adequate PPE (personal protective equipment), Covid-19 testing for nurses, cohorting of Covid-19 patients in isolation areas, and expansion of RN training and education that includes interactive as well as hands-on, face-to-face training.
  • Maintained pension and health care benefits.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI): An annual demographic report will be submitted to the RN retention committee to address racial and gender inequities.
  • Economic gains to retain and recruit experienced nurses: Wage increases from 11.4 percent to 21 percent with wage step increases during the life of the agreement and increases in on-call and night shift pay.
  • Recognition: Registered nurses at Doctors Hospital of Manteca will now be covered by the master agreement.

The new contract covers the period July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2025.

 

Nurses in a hospital

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