Nurses Union Hopes to Vote on Contract Agreement on Tuesday

WABI, April 29, 2011 Bangor - Negotiations between Eastern Maine Medical Center and its nurses union seem to finally be making some headway. EMMC administrators have come to a one year tentative agreement with the union representing the nurses. A one day strike planned for Thursday May 5th, has since been withdrawn by the nurses union. Nurses Union Rep Judy Brown tells us they did get changes on all of their major goals, including insurance and charge nurse assignments. She says neither side got exactly what they wanted but it is "baby steps" toward the overall goal. ... Nurses