Garden Grove’s Contract Points The Way

February 2014

After record turnout from members during three months of bargaining, Garden Grove RNs ratified a new contract in November which includes significant improvements in wages, benefits, floating, cancellations and more.

GGRNA stood up and defeated management’s attempts to remove Charge RNs and Case Managers from the bargaining unit. Members in those classifications attended bargaining and made presentations to management.

“Because our members became involved in the bargaining process, our Union is stronger than ever and we achieved major improvements,” said Merry Recor, RN, Vice President of GGRNA.

With our colleagues at Parkview, St. Francis and Sharp all headed to the bargaining table this year and likely to face some of the same issues, it’s important to remember that what any UNAC/UHCP affiliate is able to gain in their contract affects all of us. Their struggles will be our struggles, and the victory for Garden Grove nurses is a victory for all UNAC/UHCP members.