Trinity Health reaches agreement with union

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Courtesy Trinity Health Michigan

A local health care provider recently approved terms of an agreement after union protests.

Trinity Health Muskegon and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare Michigan have reached terms on a new four-year collective bargaining agreement.

The new deal is effective immediately.

“This is an important step forward for the future of our hospital and the health care heroes who keep it running every single day,” said Gary Allore, president of Trinity Health Muskegon. “This result could not have been achieved without the hard work, time, energy and commitment from both parties. I am very pleased with this outcome, and I am grateful for everyone who had a helping hand in reaching this agreement.”

While specific details of the contract are not being disclosed, the agreement addresses nurse compensation. The adjustments will increase nurse retention and support the recruitment of new nurses to the hospital.

This agreement follows news of SEIU’s approved vote on Feb. 7 for workers to picket for fair wages and better working conditions, according to an earlier Business Journal report.

SEIU includes 1,800 hospital workers employed by Trinity Health Muskegon.

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