Puyallup hospital, nurses reach tentative agreement hours after vote to strike

Published by KOMO on 6/22/23 (Source)

"After 20 hours of bargaining, the nurses at Good Sam reached a tentative agreement around 4:30 a.m.," the WSNA said in an email to KOMO News. "They are thrilled. They will be getting 12%-24% raises, ratification bonuses of $3,500, dedicated break nurses, a charge nurse and flex nurse for each unit, and they will be getting staffing plans as part of their contract."

Jared Richardson, a registered nurse and co-chair of the WSNA bargaining team at the hospital, said in the email he was "thrilled" with the "historic and amazing contract."

Richardson said the contract will help retain nurses and attract new nurses.