On Wednesday, October 21st, the members of Local 5112 voted unanimously to accept a new contract with the County of Union. With no givebacks, three years of wage increases and improvements to the tuition refund and professional practice reimbursements, this contract represents a solid victory for our membership there.
Over the past couple of years our members sustained a fight against privatization at Runnells. We fought hard and, while we were not able to get Union County to keep the entire facility intact, we did maintain the psychiatric services so desperately needed by our community – now known as Cornerstone Behavioral Health Hospital.
Congratulations to all the nurses of 5112 who never gave up!