Munson Nurses approve first labor contract

Mar 24, 2019

Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
Credit Munson Healthcare

Nurses at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City officially have their first labor contract. It was "overwhelmingly" approved by a vote this weekend, according to a press release from the Michigan Nurses Association.

The contract includes a 13 percent pay increase, limits mandatory overtime and will last three years. Representatives from the the Nurses Association and Munson said they were pleased with the deal. 

“We are proud to have achieved a historic contract for our patients and our community,” said Shelly DuBois, an Emergency Room nurse at Munson. “Nurses came together to have a voice in our hospital.”

The contract negotiations started in December 2017.