Bargaining Update: March 16, 2012
The Specialty Care Nurses of Southern California (SCNSC) have spent the last few months filling out bargaining surveys and then negotiating at the bargaining table. Over the last few weeks, votes were cast to select your name and your decision is now final. Congratulations, SCN of Southern California!
We have a tentative agreement concerning release for medical appointments for nurses to take care of themselves and remain healthy. Many of you communicated how difficult it is to be released from your busy day to get to your own medical appointments. The request can only be denied if it is operationally not feasible.
In addition, the employer tentatively agrees contractually that they will carry medical malpractice insurance on your behalf. This means you can rest assured you are always protected.
Additional bargaining days have been added to the calendar: April 11, 12, 16, 17 and 27.
Next week we return to the table for three days: March 19, 20, and 22.