Lakewood Nurses Ratify New Agreement

June 2010

The Lakewood Registered Nurses Association (LRNA), an affiliate of the United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals (UNAC/UHCP) overwhelmingly approved a new three-year collective bargaining agreement on Thursday, June 10. The new contract, retroactive to May 6, provides for annual wage increases, an increase in night shift differential, an additional holiday, restoration of hospital's extended sick leave program, and other improvements.

Although negotiations extended beyond the existing contract’s expiration date, both the LRNA negotiating team and management worked hard to bring the negotiations to a successful conclusion, and avoided having to conduct a Board of Inquiry.  Many thanks to all of the members of the LRNA negotiating team for committing their time and energy to finalizing the new contract. The team members were: Joy Harvey, RN and Lead Negotiator; Joel Emerson, RN;  Veronica Mendoza-Balbin, RN; Nelly Lacaba, RN; Lorraine Bellinis, RN; Aleyamma Mathew, RN; Krishna Yu, RN; Minerva Aller-dela Fuente, RN; Armin Reyes and Vanessa Caballero.

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