New four-year contract approved by unionized staff at Mount St. Mary’s Hospital

A new four-year contract with Mount St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston has been overwhelmingly approved by the members of three bargaining units that are represented by 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East. This was announced in a joint statement issued by Catholic Health and the union on Wednesday.

More than 350 hospital employees, including nurses, service and maintenance professionals, technical aides, and other professional staff, are covered by the new contract, which is valid through March 31, 2026.

The contract offers salary and benefit increases and includes sign-on and retention incentives. In addition, it addresses the issue of personnel shortages.

Since January, there have been discussions on the terms of the contract. Tuesday was the day when union employees cast their votes.

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