Tonawanda News

The Town

March 22, 2013

KMH nurses reject contract

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Tonawanda News — CWA representatives then met with hospital administrators Feb. 27, the day after the rally, in hope to move forward with negotiations. 

“We sat down with them again, asked them if they had room for movement on anything,” Arnet said. “They told us no.” 

Arnet said the only aspect of the contract that was changed was the addition of retroactive pay, which will cover the time from the expiration of the previous contract to the ratification of the next one. 

“We went back to our members and told them about the change, but again, they voted against it,” she said.

Vanessa Quinn, another nurse and active union representative, said CWA is making plans to meet with a mediator and the hospital in early April. At this point, there are no plans for a strike, Quinn said. 

“We are always hoping to resolve it before it gets to that point,” Arnet said. 

Contact reporter Jessica Bagley at 693-1000, ext. 4150

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