IRMC Nurses Vote on Tentative Agreement

By: Lori Dougovito
By: Lori Dougovito

A tentative work contract was reached between Ingham Regional Medical Center and the OPEIU Local 459 Friday and Sunday the nurses voted on it.

If the majority of voting nurses say yes, immediate modifications will be put in place. According to Local 459 representatives those modifications are a minimum staffing standard for all units, increased staffing and patient load limits on two specific floors and the addition of 10 new full time employees which addresses emergency department issues.

Voting ends at 6 p.m. Sunday and if the tentative agreement is passed, nurses will return to work Tuesday.

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