December 9, 2016
Holy Family Hospital-Haverhill and Massachusetts Nurses Association Reach Agreement on Three-Year Labor Contract
Holy Family Hospital-Haverhill announced today it has signed a new, three-year labor agreement with members of the Massachusetts Nurses Association that includes wage increases, a pension plan, and provisions to make health insurance even more affordable for all MNA represented employees.
The contract includes across the board and other pay increases for MNA members in all three years covered by the agreement. 141 nurses are covered by the agreement. As part of the agreement, nurses at Holy Family Hospital-Haverhill will gain entry into a pension plan beginning July 2018. The contract term runs through November 1, 2019.
The hospital’s new President, Craig Jesiolowski, who assumed office on October 3, 2016, hailed the agreement as a reflection of the hospital’s commitment to employees and patients in the following statement:
“We are pleased to announce this agreement which was ratified overwhelmingly by our valued nurse employees through their union. Holy Family Hospital is pleased to offer exceptional pay, benefits, and education opportunities to all of our employees, including MNA members. This contract will continue and further that tradition. Both campuses of Holy Family Hospital deliver exceptional care and we feel this contract goes far in rewarding and acknowledging the important work of our nurse team members. Holy Family Hospital-Haverhill is truly a community hospital. It’s a remarkable place to give and receive care and that’s possible thanks to our talented clinical team and all of our wonderful staff. We want to thank everyone from the community who will be working with us to promote and support the hospital moving forward.”
Steward Health Care System, the parent company of Holy Family Hospital-Haverhill, is among the largest employers of union members in the state. Holy Family Hospital-Haverhill is one of the largest employers in Haverhill and is the largest taxpaying employer, helping to fund essential fire, police, and education services.
Including Holy Family Hospital-Haverhill, Steward now has labor agreements in place for all 28 of its bargaining units – including those represented by the MNA, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, Teamsters Local 25, IOUE 877, UFSPO, and the Area Trades Council.