MARQUETTE — A tentative agreement on a contract for UPHS-Marquette nurses has been reached.
“Our first priority has always been to take care of our patients and our community,” Stephanie DePetro, registered nurse and chair of the MGH RN staff council and vice chair of the Michigan Nurses Association board of directors, said in a statement. “We are pleased to have reached a tentative agreement that aims to attract and retain the nurses our community needs so that we can provide the best care possible.
“We would like to thank the community for their support; it meant the world to us. UPHS-Marquette nurses also stand in solidarity with our support staff and technologists, who are negotiating their first contract with LifePoint.
The tentative agreement is not final until it has been approved by members, officials said. The previous contract expired on Wednesday. UPHS-Marquette members will vote on the deal June 9-10. The contract will be retroactive to Wednesday if approved.
No further details or statements will be released by the MGH RN Staff Council at this time, officials said.
UPHS – Marquette is expected to provide a statement shortly.