ACMH Hospital nurses and technical professionals ratify contracts: 7 things to know

Nurses and technical professionals have ratified contracts with Kittanning, Pa.-based Armstrong County Memorial Hospital, according to a TribLive report.

Here are seven things to know about the contracts.

1. The contracts cover 420 workers represented by the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses & Allied Professionals.

2. The contract for registered nurses and certified registered nurse anesthetists is a one-year extension that expires in September 2017.

3. The contract for technical professionals and licensed practical nurses is for two years and expires in 2018.

4. This is the first contract for the technical professionals and LPNs, who organized in 2014, the union said.

5. The contract for technical workers and LPNs includes a 2 percent pay increase in January 2017. The LPNs and technical professionals will receive a ratification bonus, an increase in the employer contribution to the retirement plan, and bonuses ranging from $300 to $2,000, depending on their years of service, the union said.

6. The RN and CRNA contract includes a 2.25 percent wage increase, a $2,000 annual education benefit to allow CRNAs to pay for increasing continuing education requirements, and job bidding improvements to ensure that RNs can advance their careers "through a fair and transparent process," according to the union.

7. Both contracts include a slight deductible increase.


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