W-B General, nurses reach tentative contract accord

Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice, May 4, 2011 Nurses and the owner of Wilkes-Barre General Hospital have agreed to a new contract, after the union members approved a tentative contract on Tuesday night, according to press release from the union. "Community Health Systems bought our hospital in 2009 with the intention of breaking our union and putting their profits before out patients. What they got instead was a bolder, stronger union membership that will continue to advocate for our patients and our community," said Fran Prusinski, a critical care nurse and president of the local union, according to the release. ... W-B