Enloe nurses approve contract

Agreement ends months of difficult negotiations

Though negotiations faltered in recent months, Enloe Medical Center and more than 700 registered nurses agreed to terms on a new three-year contract on Tuesday, Aug. 7.

The contract ensures the nurses—who are represented by the California Nurses Association—will receive a 2.25 percent annual raise on top of the 3 percent step increase provided to most nurses, according to the Chico Enterprise-Record. The agreement also addresses more specific issues like permitted uses for sick leave and providing more notice before nurses are scheduled for shifts.

Negotiations have been ongoing since last November, as the most recent contract expired in January. The two parties hired a federal mediator when talks stalled in April, and Enloe made an offer late last month.