MVHS and union reach contractual agreement

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UTICA — Officials from the Mohawk Valley Health System and the Communications Workers of America and United Food and Commercial Workers unions, which represent nursing positions at St. Luke’s Hospital and technical and service/maintenance jobs at St. Luke’s and St. Elizabeth, have agreed to a new three-year contract.

CWA/UFCW presented contract details to its members who ratified the contract on Thursday. The terms of the pact have not been published.

“We are pleased to enter into this agreement with CWA/UFCW after a period of positive negotiations,” said Darlene Stromstad, FACHE, President and CEO of MVHS.

“Our nurses and staff have gone above and beyond during an extremely difficult time in healthcare and have shown great resilience and caring. This contract not only allows for a significant investment in these employees through increased salaries and specialized compensation (p. This is essential for our move to a single hospital with the opening of Wynn Hospital next year. I would like to thank the CWA/UFCW leadership for their willingness to work towards a positive outcome for our employees and the organization,” Stromstad said.

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