EMMC and Nurses' Union Reach One Year Agreement

04/28/2011

(Bangor, ME) - Eastern Maine Medical Center reached a tentative one-year contract agreement with the union representing its nurses, the Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses United, on Thursday evening. The union has withdrawn its notice to strike on May 5. EMMC will halt preparations for a five day replacement of striking nurses that would have kept EMMC nurses out of work until Tuesday, May 10.

The union bargaining team will be presenting the comprehensive tentative contract agreement to the nurses with a recommendation to ratify. EMMC’s bargaining team will make a similar presentation to EMMC’s Board of Trustees for its approval. Both of these presentations should take place early next week.