RNs say JMBHC contract will improve recruitment and retention as need for behavioral health nurses grows

Registered nurses at John Muir Behavioral Health Center (JMBHC) in Concord, Calif. are pleased to announce they have ratified an historic first contract after organizing with California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU).
“We are optimistic this contract will lead to significant gains for our patients and represents a giant step in recruiting and retaining experienced behavioral health nurses,” said Amy Welsh-Ross, a registered nurse on the adult psychiatry/chemical dependency unit and a member of the bargaining team “We are very proud of these contract wins. The ratification of this contract underscores the mighty power of solidarity and collective action to achieve the aims that will benefit our community.”
JMBHC nurses voted to join CNA in February 2021 and negotiations have been ongoing since that summer. In May 2023, JMBHC nurses held a one-day strike as negotiations had stalled.
This week nurses approved this first collective bargaining agreement with 100 percent voting in favor of ratification. Fo more info. visit: HERE

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