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Union and Hospital System Agree on Pandemic Pact
Health Leaders Media - Scott Wallask

In a development that might be attractive to other hospitals and bargaining units, the California Nurses Association (CNA) has worked pandemic flu preparation into its new labor agreement with Catholic Healthcare West (CHW). While the agreement doesn’t delve into vaccinations—mandatory or otherwise—it covers personal protective equipment and promotes communication between union rank-and-file members and hospital management via a joint task force charged with limiting the spread of seasonal and H1N1 swine flu.