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Nurses, Sutter Medical Center agree on new contract
Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Registered nurses at Santa Rosa’s Sutter Medical Center announced a tentative agreement Thursday with hospital administration on a new union contract.

The nurses are scheduled to vote on the agreement Tuesday. Some 350 nurses at the hospital are represented by the California Nurses Association. The agreement would raise nurses’ pay by 7 percent over 30 months, CNA spokesman Liz Jacobs said. It also contains provisions for creating a safer environment for nurses, who sometimes face violent patients, she said.