KAISER NURSES: Okay Four-Year Contract
Ending a long labor dispute, "Kaiser Permanente nurses in Northern California have overwhelmingly ratified a four-year contract," the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Approximately 96% of the 7,500-member California Nurses Association voted in favor of the contract, according to union officials. The deal gives the nurses a "12% pay increase over the next four years." In addition, the contract contains what union leaders are calling "landmark" language that "requires Kaiser to put 18 nurses in place to act as quality assurance monitors in hospitals and clinics" (4/25).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.