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Geisinger CMC Nurses Win Staffing Improvements and Wage Parity

In addition to significant wage improvements, Geisinger has committed to hire and retain at least 150 new RNs. “Staffing has been a major issue at the hospital. We want our patients to get the best quality care, so we tried in these negotiations to attack the problem from multiple angles,” said Roben Schwartz, RN, the local union president.

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What ACA Repeal Would Mean for PASNAP Members and Our Patients

Repeal of the ACA would be a devastating blow to some of our most vulnerable patients. But we make a tragic mistake if we think that any of us — even those with health insurance through our employers — will be unaffected. In truth, we could all face higher premiums and deductibles, caps on coverage, and more.

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City-Wide Effort Wins Strong Contracts at Four Hospitals

Hahnemann and St. Chris nurses ratified their agreements by over 90% and Einstein nurses ratified their agreement with 98%.

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Nurses & Health Professionals at Temple Ratify New Contract

Nurses and health professionals won wage increases, improved staffing, and increased job security. “Temple University Hospital has a strong union. We’re continuing to build on that strength in order to improve conditions at the hospital — for patients, first and foremost, and also for staff,” said Patty Eakin, PASNAP President.

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Techs and LPNs Win Strong First Contract as Nurses Sign Extension at ACMH

“We formed our union to have a voice at work, to win respect and recognition and to make improvements for our patients,” said Sherri Hagofsky, an Ultrasound Technologist and Secretary for the Tech and LPN union. “With this contract, we have achieved these goals and more.”

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Einstein Nurses Unionize in Effort to Better Serve Patients

“We all know that Einstein has a long history of service in this community. We want to provide the best quality of care to every individual that comes through our doors,” said Cynthia Gola, a nurse and union activist who works in the Coronary Care Unit. “We’re trying to create positive change.”

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Butler Nurses Win Additional Support Staff & Wage Increases in New Contract

Through annual and earned raises, many PASNAP nurses could see earnings climb 15% or more over the next two years. The new contract will also create “Resource Nurse” positions to assist with time-consuming tasks, which will allow nurses giving direct care to spend more time with patients.

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DCMH Techs and Professionals Join Nurses in Voting to Unionize

Like the nurses at DCMH, technicians and professionals were concerned about staffing, working conditions, and patient safety. “We knew we needed protections. And we knew we needed a stronger voice,” said Aileen Kelly, a technologist in the radiology department.

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Pennsylvania Nurses Catch Organizing Fever

Wages, health and pension benefits, staffing, and supplies are treated with unrelenting austerity, while hospital executives are showered with millions and even more is spent on mergers, acquisitions, and related marketing.

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Organizing Rush Continues as 500 St. Chris RNs Join PASNAP

An 86% majority of RNs at St. Christopher’s voted to join PASNAP. “It’s not just about nurses. This is about the safety of kids,” said Maureen Nolen, RN. “I love my job and I love the kids and their families. I want to continue working at St. Chris for a long time. Joining PASNAP lets us have a voice so we can make it a better place for everyone.”

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