2015 News

Leominster Hospital Nurses Vote to Ratify New Contract


Pact Includes improvements in RN staffing with safe limits on nurses’ patient assignments, reasonable wage increases, and benefit protections

Leominster, MASS. – The nurses of Leominster Hospital voted yesterday to ratify a new union contract that was previously negotiated as a tentative agreement on June 30. The contract improves RN-to-patient staffing inside the hospital by limiting nurses’ patient assignments to no more than five patients at a time and also:

  • Adds new nursing positions throughout the hospital
  • Guarantees that charge nurses, including charge nurses in the hospital’s critical care unit, will not carry a patient assignment
  • Protects benefits for all RNs
  • Provides nurses with a lump sum bonus of 1 percent and a 2 percent increase over the life of the contract.

The new contract will expire on July 21, 2017.