Tentative Deal Struck Between Nurses and MyMichigan Alma

Nurses at MyMichigan Alma officially reached a tentative agreement for a new, three-year contract with their hospital’s administration. If ratified, the deal would become effective immediately and would avoid a strike.

Previously, union RNs at the hospital had voted by 97% to provide their elected bargaining team with the ability to call for a strike should they deem it necessary.

Highlights of the new deal include limits to mandatory overtime, competitive wages to recruit and retain RNs, and protecting and improving contractual staffing language. Full details of the contract will be made available to the membership in the coming days. A ratification vote will be held next Thursday. No additional details will be publicly released until after the membership has first had a chance to review and vote on the tentative agreement. The agreement only becomes final if ratified by the membership.

Nurses at McLaren Central also previously authorized a strike with a vote of 96%. Approximately 100 nurses work at the Mt. Pleasant hospital. Negotiations between nurses and McLaren Central executives resume on February 9. A notice of at least 10-days would be provided to the hospital before any strike begins.