Highlights of the nurses contract:
PAY: Raises of 4 percent immediately; Jan. 1, 2002; May 1, 2003.
HOURLY RATE: After the final pay raise, starting general duty nurses will earn $21.86 an hour and those with more than 15 years experience will earn $26.89 an hour, with steps in between. Assistant clinical nurse managers will earn between $23.21 an hour and $28.40 an hour. Shift differentials add extra pay for some shifts and weekend work.
OVERTIME: End of mandatory overtime in 18 months. Restrictions on it until then.
HEALTH: No premium payments for workers on health insurance.
SAVINGS: Company match of 25 percent of workers' contributions to 401(k) and 403(b) retirement plans. Match made up to 4 percent of workers' total pay.
TIME OFF: Days on strike count as time worked for seniority, vacation and sick time accrual and pay raises.
RECALL: All striking nurses will be recalled before new employees are hired.
VACATIONS: All vacations approved prior to May 1 and scheduled to be taken after the end of the strike shall be taken at those times. Vacations scheduled during the strike will be paid at the new pay rate.
Source: Youngstown General Duty Nurses Association

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