Registered nurses at the Upper Peninsula’s largest hospital have ratified a new labor agreement.
Officials with UP Health System-Marquette and the Michigan Nurses Association confirmed the vote Saturday.
The previous labor agreement had expired June 1, and the new contract will be retroactive to that date.
According to the joint release, the three-year agreement will provide competitive salary increases, and allow for additional compensation based on experience, specialty certifications, oversight responsibilities, and shift assignments.
Contract negotiations between the hospital and the 300 registered nurses who are members of the MNA were described by both sides as respectful.
That stands in contrast to the negotiations for the previous contract, which were protracted, and resulted in a two-day strike in 2017.
While the RN situation is now resolved, negotiations continue on a contract for around 180 other UP Health System-Marquette technical employees, who are also represented by the MNA.