Deal struck: Nurses, St. Joe’s reach tentative agreement

Published by CASCADIA DAILY NEWS on 5/4/22 (Source)

Nurses at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham have reached a tentative agreement with the hospital on a new contract that includes significant wage increases.

Highlights of the proposal, which are outlined on the Washington State Nurses Association website, include a 6.25% pay raise, retroactive to March 31. Nurses would get a 3.25% raise in 2023 and another 3% raise the following year. The tentative agreement also provides increased extra pay for nurses who are on call or take on additional duties.

To take effect, the agreement must be approved by the roughly 900 St. Joe’s nurses who are WSNA members.