Alta Bates, Nurses Union Agree on New Pact

By Richard Brenneman
Thursday August 21, 2008 - 09:20:00 AM

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, which has three facilities in Berkeley and Oakland, has agreed to a new contract with its registered nurses, their union announced Wednesday. 

The 15-month labor dispute, which included two walkouts by members of the California Nurses Association, was ended early Wednesday morning during sessions with a federal mediator, said union spokesperson Liz Jacobs. 

The agreement, which runs through June 30, 2011, gives RNs a 22 percent pay increase, which includes a five percent boost already given in May.