NEW YORK NURSE: January 2008
by Mark Genovese
A one-year agreement will provide RNs at this Riverhead facility with a 3.5% salary increase, applied to base salary and experience. The parties agreed to continue negotiations on improving pension and retiree health benefits until negotiations for a new contract begin in the early summer of 2008. The RNs maintained their current health benefits plan with no increase to employee contributions and only slight modifications to co-payments.
Staffing guidelines will immediately be enforceable through the grievance and arbitration process. The RNs will receive an extra paid personal day starting in 2009.
Nurses at this Bronx facility will receive annual raises of 4%, 2%, and 3% under a new three-year agreement approved in December. Negotiated prior to the expiration of the current agreement, the new contract takes effect on Jan. 1, 2008.
A three-year agreement for RNs in this Capital Region home care agency includes a new salary step system. The system gives full-time, part-time and per-diem nurses varying levels of raises in the first year, ranging from 4.5% to 11%, and 3% in the remaining two years. The step system ensures increases for experience in addition to across-the-board increases.
A new three-year agreement will increase salaries for RNs employed by this central New York county by 3.5% on Jan. 1 of each year. The RNs defeated the county’s push to include a pay-for-performance provision in the contract.
A mid-term agreement provides RNs at this North Country hospital a means of obtaining advance payment of up to $500 for a nationally recognized certification exam. The current NYSNA contract runs through Dec. 17, 2009.