Nurses At EMMC Ratify Contract

National Nurses United, May 5, 2011 In one of closest votes in its history, nurses represented by the Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses United ratified a one-year agreement with EMMC late Tuesday evening. Nurses at EMMC have been in bargaining since August 2010, and had to strike EMMC in November to demonstrate their commitment to safe patient care. The three major points of contention were staffing, job security and health benefits. "I am accepting this contract because we made progress in assuring that patient safety would be addressed," said Mandy Dickey, RN. ... Nurses