Providence St. Vincent nurses vote to approve new contract

The union members voted to reject an earlier tentative contract last month, raising the possibility of a strike if a new contract could not be reached.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Nurses at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center have voted to ratify a new two-year contract with the health care provider, according to a press release from the Oregon Nurses Association, averting the looming possibility of a strike.

ONA represents about 1,600 nurses at St. Vincent and about 400 total at two other Portland-area Providence facilities, Willamette Falls and Milwaukie. Nurses from each hospital have been separately bargaining with Providence for new contracts.

Nurses at all

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