San Ramon Nurses, Tenet Healthcare Reach Contract Agreement
San Ramon Regional Medical Center nurses represented by the California Nurses Association on Friday announced that they have reached a contract agreement with Tenet Healthcare, the Contra Costa Times reports. Under the contract, nurses will receive a 27% wage increase. The three-year contract also bans mandatory overtime for nurses and establishes an arbitration system for nurses' disputes and staffing issues. Tenet spokesperson David Langness said that the wage increases would bring San Ramon nurses' wages in line with nurses' salaries at other area hospitals, according to the Times. CNA negotiator Corinne Comer said, "It's a very good agreement. The contract brought registered nurses at [San Ramon] much closer to the area standard and I think it will help in attracting new nurses." The contract is the first between unionized San Ramon nurses and Tenet, according to the Times (Silber, Contra Costa Times, 7/3).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.