We wish to thank our CRONA represented nurses and CRONA leadership for their part in reaching this agreement," said Dale Spartz, Vice President of Human Resources for Stanford Hospital & Clinics.
The pre-existing contracts between CRONA and the hospitals expired on March 31, 2010.
Following the rejection of the Hospitals' Last, Best and Final Offers in March, the Hospitals and CRONA participated in several months of federal mediation.
We look forward to a time when we can reach contracts with CRONA.
Ratification bonus of $3,000 for each full-time CRONA represented nurse if there is no strike notice given to the hospitals.
CRONA represents approximately 2,700 registered nurses at Stanford and Packard Children's Hospitals.
CRONA had issued an 11-day notice of intent to strike on May 25, while talks moderated by a federal mediator continued over a proposed three-year work contract.
Barthelemy said discussions between the hospitals and CRONA have been ongoing for more than two months.
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