Rice County nurses say yes to new contract

29 Sep

MNA members who work for Rice County Public Health in Faribault will see a wage increase and higher health insurance contributions from the county, thanks to a newly ratified contract.

MNA members voted yes for their new two-year contract on Sept. 19.

It includes a retroactive 2.5 percent pay increase for 2014 and a 2.75 percent raise in 2015.

“The nurses of Rice County have learned a lot through this process about the need for solidarity in the county,” said Negotiating Team member Amber Hauer.” We sent a clear message to the county negotiators that we deserve a contract  without regressive  terms.”

The bargaining unit gained two new members on the day of the vote.

One of them, Tracy Ackerman-Shaw, is a new employee. She said she was eager to join MNA.

“I knew the good MNA does for the members,” she said. “I believe MNA has the best interests of members in mind. They do a fantastic job negotiating the contract.”


One Response to “Rice County nurses say yes to new contract”

  1. Linda Hamilton, President MNA September 29, 2014 at 11:03 am #

    Great work, Congratulations to the negotiation team and all the nurses who have supported their team.

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