General nurses happy with deal

Union Pact Reps say key to accord was removing clause that would let CHS change contract terms without collective bargaining. Matt Hughes, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, May 5, 2011 Wilkes-Barre – Though it took two years to negotiate, unionized nurses at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital said they had to give up very little and made significant gains in their new contract with hospital operator Community Health Systems Inc. “What we achieved in the contract really keeps Wilkes-Barre General nurses at some of the highest standards for nurses in the region,” said Terry Marcavage, Northeastern Pennsylvania Staff Representative for PASNAP. ... General