Austin Nurses Ratified a new 2-year agreement at ComforCare
On Thursday, November 30 the nurses (RNS and LPNs) at Good Samaritan's Comforcare facility in Austin ratified a new two year agreement offering across the board wage increases for all bargaining unit nurses. The new agreement contains a wage and PTO reopener in the second year of the agreement. The nurses formed their union in order to be a positive voice not only for for each other, but for the residents as well. The union bargaining committee was pleased with the employer’s willingness to listen to the nurses concerns and their agreement to establish a labor/management committee at the facility to keep the lines of communication open. UFCW Local 1189 President Jennifer Christensen, "This is a great group of nurses who were motivated by their compassion for their residents and their fellow nurses. We appreciate Good Samaritan taking the opportunity to really listen to their concerns."