Washington Hospital Center Nurses Reach Tentative Contract

Mike Hall, AFL-CIO, May 4, 2011 Registered nurses at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, who have been fighting for safe patient care and strong nursing standards for nearly a year, reached a tentative agreement last night on a new contract with the hospital. The nearly 1,700 nurses are members of National Nurses United (NNU). Lori Marlowe, RN, a cardiac nurse who is a member of the union’s bargaining team, says: We are pleased to have achieved an agreement with the hospital that strengthens our ability to effectively advocate for our patients and protects RN professional and economic standards. ... Washington