St. Joe’s nurses accept contract with historic wage increases’

Published by CASCADIA DAILY NEWS on 5/13/22 (Source)

In a statement, union attorney Pamela Chandran said the vote “demonstrated strong support” for the contract, which replaces an agreement that had expired March 31.

“A minority made it clear that, despite the improvements, hospitals cannot take for granted that one good contract will mean that nurses have forgotten how their employers exploited, disrespected and used them during the last two years,” Chandran said in her statement. “Nurses will continue to leave the profession — even if COVID wanes permanently — if their employers choose to view them as an unvalued renewable resource.”