Members of the Washington State Nurses Association have approved a new contract with Seattle-based UW Medicine that includes significant raises, The Seattle Times reported Oct. 20.
The union represents about 2,000 nurses at UW Medicine's Montlake and Northwest campuses. Union members reached tentative deals with UW Medicine on Sept. 30 and approved their new contract weeks later.
"This is really big," Janet Bower, a registered nurse who works at UW Medicine’s Montlake campus and served on the union's bargaining committee, told The Seattle Times. "I've been there 37 years and never seen a raise this large."