Monday, June 24, 2002
The University of California and the California Nurses Association
have completed ratification of their recent tentative contract
signifying final settlement.
CNA concluded its ratification votes late on Friday, June
21. UC had
concluded its ratification earlier in the week.
The agreement provides pay increases that average 19-25 percent
systemwide over the three years for UC's approximately 8,000
throughout its five medical centers, nine student health centers,
numerous outpatient clinics.
The contract reflects the high regard UC has for its nursing
recognizes the dedication and skill UC nurses bring to their
Additionally, the University expects that the new contract
will help it
attract and retain highly skilled and experienced nurses to
level of quality patient care for which UC is known.
The contract does not provide for any minimum RN-to-patient
ratios, since those ratios will be established next year by
the State of
California. The parties did, however, agree to work cooperatively
local joint advisory committees in adapting, where necessary,
to the new
The agreement is closed on all issues for three years, ensuring
extended period of labor peace. This is the first three-year
between the parties.
Contract negotiations between UC and CNA began on February
concluded on June 17, 2002.
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