HCA hospital nurses win wage, staffing concessions in union agreement

Tony Marrero, Tampa Bay Times, May 24, 2012 Reinforcements and higher wages are on the way for nurses at 10 of the 15 Florida hospitals owned by Hospital Corporation of America, including five in the bay area. The union representing roughly 3,100 nurses at the hospitals reached a contract agreement with Tennessee-based HCA earlier this month that will guarantee pay increases and bolster nursing ranks. The two issues prompted members to picket after contract talks stalled in recent months. ... HCA