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Hemet Valley Medical Center nurses approve union contract

By in Press Enterprise on December 26, 2017

By Richard K. De Atley

Registered nurses at Hemet Valley Medical Center ratified a three-year agreement with the facility, the union representing them said Friday.

The California Nurses Association, which says it represents 300 RNs at the hospital, said the new contract was approved by an “overwhelming majority.”

The contract calls for the RNs to receive pay raises of 5 percent over the next three years, based on a years-of-experience wage grid. The contract also adopted language in step with current California law addressing safe patient handling and reduction of nurse workplace injuries, the union said.

The California Nurses Association says it represents 100,000 nurses statewide, and is affiliated with National Nurses United.

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