TMH nurses have new 3-year deal with CHS

WARREN — Registered nurses at Trumbull Memorial Hospital here recently ratified a new three-year contract with Community Health System’s ValleyCare of Ohio.

The contract, which was effective Nov. 1 and expires Oct. 31, 2015, includes across-the-board pay increases of 2.5 percent the first year and 2 percent in each of the last two years, or re-institution of longevity-step increases, whichever is greater, said Thomas Connelly, president of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 2026, which represents about 425 nurses at the hospital.

No progress is being made, however, in negotiations between Youngstown General Duty Nurses Association/Ohio Nurses Association and ValleyCare Northside Medical Center in Youngstown.

Eric Williams, president of YGDNA, said CHS, based in Tennessee, has presented no packages to the union that would allow any movement.

“We’re about where we were when negotiations began in May,” Williams said today. The YGDNA’s contract expired July 19.

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