Allegheny General Hospital Nurses Approve New, 3-Year Contract

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PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pittsburgh hospital’s registered nurses have approved a new, three-year contract.

The union says the contract agreed on Monday night raises hiring rates for nurses at Allegheny General Hospital, provides longevity increases for experienced nurses and improves nurse-to-patient ratios

Service Employees International Union Healthcare Pennsylvania represents 1,300 nurses at the hospital.

No details of the deal were released, which replaces a one-year agreement that expired Oct. 13.

The nurses remained on the job as negotiations continued.

Allegheny General says in a statement that the deal was a “fair and competitive agreement.”

The union says the contract expands the quality and process improvement initiatives that nurses have spearheaded over the past seven years.

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