Thousands of nurses are expected to stop striking after reaching an interim agreement on a new contract with Stanford Hospital and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital late Friday.
After days of negotiations, the nurses’ union announced it had secured a 7% wage increase this year, plus a 5% increase effective early next April, another increase effective April 2024 and large increases in nurses’ pension benefits . Union members have until the weekend to vote on whether to approve the agreement.
The hospitals also guaranteed all nurses an extra week of pre-planned vacation from 2024.
union leaders had cites fatigue and burnout among thousands of healthcare workers across the region as reason for a strike, but has wavered in recent days after it was determined hospitals were legally able to do so offset the health benefits of the participating nurses.
This story will be updated.
https://www.mercurynews.com/2022/04/30/stanford-packard-nurses-to-end-strike-with-tentative-contract-agreement/ Stanford and Packard want to end the strike with a new agreement