FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 25, 2000
Brad Hayward (510) 987-9195
brad.hayward@ucop.edu


UC, CNA REACH TENTATIVE CONTRACT AGREEMENT

The University of California and the California Nurses Association (CNA) reached tentative agreement today (May 25) on a two-year contract for registered nurses at the university's medical centers and student health facilities.

The contract includes wage increases to help UC stay competitive in California's nursing market. By agreement of the parties, details will be withheld until the union membership has an opportunity to review the tentative pact and vote on ratification.

"Nurses are critical to UC's ability to maintain the highest-quality health care for our patients," said Judith W. Boyette, UC associate vice president for human resources and benefits. "We are pleased to have reached this agreement and look forward to continuing a productive, effective working relationship with CNA."

CNA represents approximately 6,000 registered nurses at UC.

The university also has reached new contract agreements recently with unions representing academic student employees and campus police officers.

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