Navigation Links
Nurses Convince Hospital to Return to Bargaining Table
Date:2/26/2008

Local 690, Hospital Reach Settlement on Outstanding Disputes

SPOKANE, Wash., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recently, nurses at Bonner General Hospital in Sandpoint, Idaho reached settlement on four outstanding disputes. The approximately 110 nurses are members of Local 690 in Spokane, Washington.

"This settlement is very important for the nurses, who continue to perform their jobs capably despite management's refusal to negotiate a fair contract," said Buck Holliday, Secretary-Treasurer of Local 690. "With this settlement, we have gotten the hospital to agree to resume negotiations in good faith."

With this settlement, the hospital agreed to: meet and negotiate with the union at least four times a month and to report the meeting dates and outstanding issues to the National Labor Relations Board; stop dealing directly with nurses over bargaining issues; and stop discriminating against the nurses.

The nurses voted to join Local 690 in August 2006 in order to secure a collective bargaining agreement that would allow them to have input into issues such as patient care and safety, working conditions, staffing, disciplinary actions, wages and benefits. To date, the hospital has failed to negotiate in good faith.

The four unfair labor practice charges were filed by Local 690 on behalf of the registered nurses allege the hospital's: failure to meet at reasonable times and places for contract negotiations; failure to bargain in good faith; unlawful direct dealings with nurses; and discrimination against nurses.

"The nurses are happy with the agreement," said Al Hobart, President of Teamsters Joint Council 28 in Tukwila, Washington. "They and we look forward to working with management to negotiate a fair and equitable contract as soon as possible."

Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.4 million hardworking men and women in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Teamsters Local 690
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Nurses Send Sutter a Clear Message
2. Hundreds of RNs from Across U.S. and World to Join California Nurses Association/NNOC National Convention
3. New Director of Nursing Practice Named for Nurses Association
4. New nurses report job stress, need for better management
5. Nurses describe dedication, frustration associated with their jobs
6. Giving emergency nurses aromatherapy massages with music dramatically reduced stress levels
7. Giving emergency nurses aromatherapy massages with music dramatically reduced stress levels
8. RNs to Announce October Strike of 5,500 Nurses
9. Staffing Agency Hires Local Television News Team, Launches Broadband Network for Nurses
10. California Nurses Association Blasts Bush for Veto on Childrens Health
11. Nurses play a key role in police custody suites, complementing the traditional role of doctors
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/28/2016)... ... May 28, 2016 , ... May 26, 2016- In search ... Fighting Challenge with theme event of “K Warriors” on June 4, 2016 at Ashbury ... , The event is sponsored and hosted by Shaolin Institute and sanctioned by KSF ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... 2016 , ... More than a third of American adults are considered obese, ... has received increased attention in recent years, as an article published May ... loss, most people are familiar with the basic requirements of maintaining a healthy diet ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... , ... W.S. Badger Co. Inc ., the maker of certified organic ... one of the best small businesses for new dads by Fatherly, the digital lifestyle ... providing progressive benefits to new parents on the organization’s 2016 Best Places to ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... NY (PRWEB) , ... May 27, 2016 , ... This ... of a stroke, which we as a society can control and change. , As ... occurs nearly every 40 seconds within the United States. Plus, with an estimated 129,000 ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... Texas (PRWEB) , ... May 27, 2016 , ... ... satisfying Army body fat composition regulations. This is the first time that Coolsculpting ... normally screened at least every six months to ensure they meet the prescribed body-fat ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/24/2016)... N.J. , May 24, 2016 ... oncology drug development company, today provided an update ... dose escalating clinical trial combining GEN-1, the Company,s ... the treatment of newly-diagnosed patients with advanced ovarian ... interval debulking surgery.  GEN-1 is an IL-12 DNA ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... , May 24, 2016 ... the world , s first dual ... fistula intervention   OrbusNeich, a global company ... expanded its portfolio to include products to treat peripheral ... the company,s first entry devices for lower limb and ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... HONG KONG , May 24, 2016 ... de COMBO ™ , la ... présentent des cathéters destinés à l,intervention portant ... artério-veineuse (FAV)   OrbusNeich, entreprise ... vasculaires permettant de changer la vie, a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: