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MSNA: Strike Averted - Tentative Pact at EMMC
Date:10/12/2007

Nurses Gain Stronger Voice for Patient Care

AUGUSTA, Maine, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The dispute at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine appears to be over -- and a strike scheduled for October 17 has been averted.

Registered nurses and hospital officials Thursday night reached a tentative agreement on a new three year agreement that the nurses say will substantially enhance their voice in patient care delivery, the Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, which represents the 850 EMMC RNs, announced today.

EMMC nurses will vote on the proposed pact in membership meetings today and Saturday.

"We are extremely gratified to have achieved an agreement that is an important step forward in our quest to assure that nurses have a stronger mechanism to address staffing and patient safety at EMMC," said Judy Brown, an RN at EMMC and President of MSNA/Unit 1.

"With this agreement, we have achieved our primary goal of providing nurses with the means to be more effective advocates for our patients," said Lisa Jackson, an EMMC cardiac RN.

"I am enormously proud of the EMMC nurses for their unity and dedication in standing up for themselves and our patients," said Brown. "It is their spirit and resolve that created this great breakthrough for our facility and our community."

The agreement provides for establishment of Professional Practice Committee of staff nurses elected by their peers to meet with management to address and resolve patient care concerns at the hospital. Full details will be announced following the membership vote.

"This is a historic achievement for the EMMC nurses who deserve the admiration of nurses across the country," said Zenei Cortez, RN, representing the Council of Presidents of the California Nurses Association and its national arm the National Nurses Organizing Committee to which MSNA is affiliated. "They have demonstrated courage and determination to strengthen standards for themselves and their patients."


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