BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont hospital says it's reached a tentative agreement with the nurses' union on a three-year contract that would go into effect July 9.
A Fletcher Allen Health Care spokesman said the agreement was reached Wednesday. It has to be ratified by union members.
The Burlington Free Press reports (http://bfpne.ws/OtJWCr) Mari Cordes, president of the Vermont Federation of Nurse and Health Professionals, declined to discuss details of the agreement, but she said she was very pleased with the results.
She said quality and safe patient care was at the heart of the contract campaign, and the union is confident it succeeded in making improvements to that end.
Voting on the contract starts at the end of the week. Cordes said she expects it to be ratified.
Information from: The Burlington Free Press, http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com