Agreement gives Fletcher Allen nurses more say on staffing

Jill Fahy, Burlington Free Press, March 10, 2006

An agreement signed between the nurses union and Fletcher Allen Health Care on Thursday will give nurses more say in how the hospital staffs various wards.

The agreement settles a December 2004 grievance, in which the Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals complained there were not enough nurses on duty during each shift to care for patients.

Under the revision to the nurses' contract, nurses will join management and union leaders in determining how individual hospital units should be staffed. ... Agreement