PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pittsburgh hospital’s registered nurses have approved a new, three-year contract.READ MORE: Chabad Of Pittsburgh's Annual Menorah Car Parade Returns To Squirrel Hill
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.READ MORE: Somerset County Salary Board Suspends Jeffrey Thomas' Salary Amid Sexual Assault Charges
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.MORE NEWS: Pennsylvania Lawmakers Will See A Bump In Pay Starting Today
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