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MMH Board of Managers and CSEA Ratify Agreement

June 20, 2017

The Massena Memorial Hospital Board of Managers at the June Board meeting Monday night approved a new one-year collective bargaining agreement with the Civil Services Employees Association, working at the hospital and who are represented by the Local 887 for the purpose of collective bargaining. The local CSEA, working at the hospital, ratified the agreement on Thursday, June 15, 2017. 
This agreement covers approximately 224 licensed practical nurses, health care technicians to include radiology, laboratory, physical and respiratory therapy, service, maintenance, and clerical employees at Massena Memorial Hospital. The agreement includes a wage increase for all members, the creation of an additional wage grade and changes to the Health Insurance benefit. The agreement represents a commitment of $226,464 of additional money to wages.    
Robert Wolleben, Chief Executive Officer. “We are pleased that CSEA and MMH have agreed to a contract that includes an increase and recognizes a commitment of our valued employees. All worked hard to arrive at a fair and equitable agreement that addresses the shared interests of both parties and market conditions.”
“Our union represents 224 individuals that ensure the best patient care and hospital in the North Country,” said Carrie French, PT Assistant, MMH CSEA President. “Our negotiation team worked hard for a fair contract for all CSEA members.”