Agreements for NV and CA cover nearly 12,000 nurses
(HENDERSON, Nev., September 10, 2013) – Dignity Health is pleased to announce that nearly 10,500 CNA-represented nurses at the three St. Rose Dominican hospital campuses in Nevada and 27 Dignity Health facilities in California have ratified new four-year agreements. The new contracts are effective through June 30, 2017.
“These agreements are good for our employees, our organization and the communities we serve,” said Darryl Robinson, executive vice president/chief human resources officer for Dignity Health. “The agreements honor our commitment to our employees while acknowledging the significant challenges Dignity Health and other providers are facing in the current, difficult economy. With these four-year agreements in place, Dignity Health and our nurses will continue to care for our patients with the humankindness that they deserve and expect from us.”
The four-year master contracts provide competitive wages over the life of the contract. The contracts also provide additional workplace injury insurance and an enhanced retiree health benefit.
- A wage increase of 9 percent over four years including a wage freeze in the first year of the contract. This is consistent with the one-year wage freeze for other represented and non-represented employees at Dignity Health.
- All CNA-represented nurses will move to the same pension formula.
- Maximum retirement benefit for nurses with 40 years of service increases from $38,000 to $40,000
- Supplemental accident protection insurance of up to $200,000 for workplace injuries