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Some strong wins for patient safety in our new contract...and S-T-R-I-K-E averted!

December 29, 2018

RNs were serious about improving patient safety at our hospital. It started even before we began contract negotiations when some of us spoke out at a Burbank City Council meeting to protest the drastic cuts to CNAs in our units. Then, we continued the fight at the bargaining table. Finally, we grabbed picket signs and authorized our Bargaining Team to call a S-T-R-I-K-E if necessary. In the end, we won the creation of a new MedSurg/Tele float pool, ensuring that we’re properly trained before being sent to sub in another department; break and meal period relief to ensure our patients are properly cared for while we take our meal breaks; the ability to meet about the impact of any future reductions of support staff; an increase to our education benefits and more.

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