June 1, 2018
COPLEY HOSPITAL AND NURSES UNION REACH CONTRACT AGREEMENT
Morrisville –Copley Hospital and the United Nurses and Allied Professionals Local 5109 have confirmed a new contract agreement. A tentative agreement on the contract was reached on Thursday, May 24, and was ratified unanimously by union members on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. The contract runs through May 2021.
“Our contract negotiations were a very positive and collaborative experience,” says Lori Profota, Chief Nursing Officer for Copley Hospital. “Nursing Union leaders and Hospital officials all came together over the last few months with a shared vision of safe, efficient, quality nursing care throughout our organization.”
“We made a commitment to work toward a contract within the planned number of negotiation sessions,” says Andrew Duff, RN and President of UNAP Local 5109. “Both parties had good guidance and each party achieved some of their goals. In the world of negotiation, that’s a win.”
The contract reflects a shared commitment to workforce excellence. Hospital administration and union officials will implement additional professional development for all nurses, from novice to experienced.
“I’m proud of our nurses and our organization,” says Copley Hospital CEO Art Mathisen. “Both teams demonstrated hard work, respect, and a commitment to patient care and patient safety as key factors in reaching an agreement so quickly.”