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Nurses strike deal with medical center

Molly Wallner, lead negotiator for the nurses, reads from a statement at a Sept. 28 press conference outside UVMMC.
Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor September 27, 2018

After eight months of negotiating UVM Medical Center nurses and the administration have struck a lasting deal. The nurses announced the vote by union membership in favor of the contract via Facebook...

Nurses and Medical Center reach tentative agreement

UVMMC Nurses waving at cars at their
Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor September 19, 2018

Updated 9/20/18 at 12:04 AM to include a statement from UVM Medical Center.  After months of bargaining, UVM Medical Center nurses and administration have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract,...

UVM Medical Center Nurses spend summer working for new contract

UVM Medical Center Nurses spend summer working for new contract
Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor August 28, 2018

Sawyer Loftus For the past four months, nurses at the University of Vermont Medical Center have been in a constant back-and-forth with hospital administrators over new contracts. The nurses’ union,...

Nurses protest UVM Medical Center’s budget hearing

Nurses protest UVM Medical Center's budget hearing
Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer August 24, 2018

In the midst of ongoing contract negotiations between the UVM Medical Center and its nurses’ union, a hearing to confirm the medical center’s annual budget continued “business as usual” despite...

Nurses’ Union leadership ask lead negotiator to resign

Nurses' Union leadership ask lead negotiator to resign
Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer August 24, 2018

The lead negotiator for the UVM Medical Center nurses’ union has resigned after 8 months in the role. The negotiator, Julie MacMillan, announced her decision to resign on Facebook after several members...

Nurses to picket UVMMC budget hearing

Nurses to picket UVMMC budget hearing
Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer August 21, 2018

The Green Mountain Care Board will continue to approve the University of Vermont Medical Center’s annual budget as the UVMMC Nurses stage protest. The nurse’s union called on the board last week...

UVM Medical Center nurses announce plans to strike

UVMMC Nurses waving at cars at their
Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer June 30, 2018

  The UVM Medical Center nurses will issue a strike notice to the UVM Medical Center Monday morning. After a week of negotiations, the bargaining committee has voted to issue a strike notice,...

Nurses vote to strike

Representatives from the nurses' union stand behind lead negotiator, Julie MacMillan as she announces a vote in favor of striking.
Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer June 13, 2018

University of Vermont Medical Center nurses have voted in favor of a potential two day strike. The approval was announced at a June 13 press conference lead by negotiator Julie MacMillan. MacMillan...

No deal between nurses and UVM Medical Center

Registered Nurse, Sarah Ferguson, announces the submission of 20 unfair labor complaints against UVMMC
Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer June 3, 2018

After months of negotiations, lead negotiator Julie McMillan of the UVM Medical Center nurses’ union announced they had not yet reached a deal with UVM Medical Center. The announcement came at a...

UVM nurses rally to improve work conditions

UVM nurses rally to improve work conditions
Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer May 22, 2018

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders joined with UVM Medical Center Nurses May 12 to work toward improving staffing and work conditions at UVM Medical Center. The Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals...

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