For Immediate Release
Contact: Mark Genovese, 518.782.9400, Ext. 353
PLATTSBURGH, June 22, 2007 – After an all-day negotiation session Thursday, a tentative agreement has been reached between NYSNA members and management at Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Medical Center (CVPH). NYSNA represents 600 healthcare professionals at the facility, including registered nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, social workers, technicians, and therapists. Their most recent contract expired on Jan. 1. NYSNA had been seeking contract improvements to help the medical center recruit and retain qualified healthcare professionals. The medical center had responded with proposals to weaken the staff’s pension plan. A ratification vote is scheduled for July 11 and 12.
With more than 34,000 members, NYSNA is the oldest and largest state nurses’ association in the nation. It is an influential union for RNs, representing nurses in New York and New Jersey. Offering a wide range of services to its members, NYSNA fosters high standards of nursing education and practice and works to advance the profession through legislative activity. It is a constituent of the American Nurses Association and of the United American Nurses, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO.
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