- Associated Press - Thursday, January 29, 2015

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) - Nurses at Ketchikan’s city-owned hospital have reached a tentative labor contract agreement.

The Ketchikan Daily News (https://bit.ly/1ByjJZK) reports nurses represented by the Alaska Nurses Association bargained with officials of PeaceHealth, which operates Ketchikan Medical Center.

The two sides bargained for two months and settled on the second day that talks were overseen by a mediator.

Nurse Kristin Fahey says the agreement must be approved by union members. She says details of the contract will be released after it’s approved.

Nurse Ann Fama says union members sought higher wages, more opportunities for training and more clinical support for new nurses, who often work night shifts.



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Information from: Ketchikan (Alaska) Daily News, https://www.ketchikandailynews.com

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