A tentative agreement between Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital and its registered nurses has been made after an emergency meeting was held Tuesday night.
The hospital’s nurses and the California Nurses Association Union previously approved a strike that was set for April 25 after the group held multiple negotiation meetings with the hospital’s leadership team, but union representatives said Wednesday that a preliminary deal was reached.
“The phenomenal nurses at Henry Mayo stood strong and fought,” said Bernita Jenkins, a California Nurses Association labor representative for the Henry Mayo hospital nurses. “They fought for patient safety and fair wages and we received much more.”
A statement from Henry Mayo sent on Wednesday said, “We are pleased that the California Nurses Association has withdrawn its strike notice and that we were able to work together to reach a new tentative agreement that will be good for our nurses, our patients, our hospital and our community. We look forward to the ratification of this new agreement.”