Butler Memorial Hospital nurses ratify new contract: 4 things to know

Nurses at Butler (Pa.) Memorial Hospital ratified a new three-year contract with management March 30.

Here are four things to know about the agreement.

1. The nurses, represented by the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses & Allied Professionals, voted overwhelmingly to ratify the new agreement, the union said.

2. Under the agreement, nurses will receive a 3 percent raise in each year of the contract. Nurses will also be eligible for additional experience-based raises.

3. Additionally, the new contract will create "resource nurse" positions to assist nurses giving direct care with time-consuming tasks, PASNAP said.

4. The new agreement was scheduled to take effect this month.


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