North Memorial, Nurses Union Reach Tentative Contract Deal
North Memorial Health has reached a tentative deal on a new three-year contract with the union representing the organization’s nurses.
According to Mary Turner, president of the Minnesota Nurses Association, a couple key issues impacting nurses were addressed in the agreement. Under the deal, nurses would be able to complete mandatory education in person rather than online to prevent them from juggling patient care. The agreement would also protect nurses from retaliation if they miss a break during their shift, Turner said.
North nurses would receive the same workplace violence protections and pay raises offered to nurses at other Twin Cities metro hospitals. The nurses will vote whether to approve the agreement Tuesday, July 2.