Registered nurses at University of California facilities across the state have ratified a new three-year contract.
The nurses are represented by the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United.
Benefits improvements, including eight weeks of fully paid Family Care and Bonding leave and Juneteenth recognized as a holiday.
No takeaways to health care, pension, or any other benefits protected in the contract.
Major economic improvements, including minimum across-the-board wage increases of 16 percent over the term of the agreement and additional increases for UC San Diego and UC Irvine, which reduce regional wage disparity across the UC system.
The new contract expires in October 2025. It covers 18,000 RNs, NPs, CRNAs and Transplant Coordinators across the University of California system.
The new agreement covers nurses who work at UC San Diego, UC San Francisco, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Merced, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, UC Santa Barbara, and UC Riverside.
Nurses in a hospital
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