Cooley Dickinson RNs ratify 2-year contract

August 2004
Massachusetts Nurse;Aug2004, Vol. 75 Issue 6, p6
This article focuses on ratification of a 2-year contract by the registered nurses at Cooley Dickinson hospital in Massachusetts. Nurses in the Massachusetts Nurses Association bargaining unit at Dickinson hospital have ratified a new two-year agreement that includes pay increases, new steps for veteran nurses and language protections. The contract was ratified on June 28,2004. Key features of the contract include: 5-1/2 percent salary increase in both years on the contract, increases in evening, night and degree differentials, the establishment of an annual certification bonus, language that allows the use of sick time for critical illness in the immediate family.


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