Union, MultiCare say tentative deal reached for Good Sam nurses

Published by TACOMA NEWS TRIBUNE on 6/22/23 (Source)

Nurses at Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup represented by the Washington State Nurses Association announced Thursday they have reached a tentative contract agreement with Tacoma-based MultiCare Health System.

In a statement, WSNA said that “After 20 hours of bargaining, the nurses at Good Sam reached a tentative agreement around 4:30 a.m. They are thrilled.”

The nurses, according to the statement, will receive “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.”

“We got a historic and amazing contract,” said Jared Richardson, a registered nurse and co-chair of the WSNA bargaining team at the hospital, in a statement. Richardson added that the contract will help retain nurses and attract new nurses.