ESCANABA – Nurses represented by the Michigan Nurses Association and the administration of OSF St. Francis Hospital have reached a three-year tentative agreement that includes provisions to recruit and retain experienced nurses.
“We care about this hospital and we care about our patients,” said Sara Kofsky, RN and president of the Professional Nurses Council of St. Francis Hospital, the local MNA union at Escanaba. “We feel like this is a fair agreement that will benefit nurses, patients, and our whole community.”
“We want to thank our friends, neighbors, and local businesses for supporting us throughout this process,” said Lyndsey Rogers, RN. “Together, we have made sure that patients come first.”
Further details of the agreement will be presented directly to members and shared more broadly thereafter. The tentative agreement becomes final if nurses vote to ratify the proposed contract. A ratification vote has been scheduled for July 9.
Due to reaching a tentative agreement, tomorrow’s scheduled informational picket will no longer occur. There are just over 130 nurses who work at OSF St. Francis Hospital.