Business Journal: Nurses Ratify Contract

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, December 19, 2005

Registered nurses within the University of California system have voted in a new contract, after arbitration that’s lasted since the summer. Twice the courts blocked the nurses from having a work stoppage. 

Nurses at Davis and four other UC medical centers will see a 6% raise during the first year of the new two year agreement, which was announced Monday by the California Nurses Association.

Their existing pension and health benefits are protected. Mandatory overtime is banned. And the hospitals agreed to recognize the new standards for nurses per patient, although that’s considered difficult to achieve.