Stalemate at MyMichigan Medical Center Sault

Nurses are continuing to organize picket lines at MyMichigan Medical Center Sault after another round of failed negotiations.

Negotiations broke down last Friday with both sides still at an impasse on pay and benefit issues – the major sticking point in the months long contract negotiations.

Nurses claim they are not being paid fairly when compared to other MyMichigan Hopsitals. Management at the hospital argue that they have been “more than fair”

The hospital’s latest offer includes a raise that would bring nurses from $37 to $44.77, what MyMichigan called the largest raise in its history. According to hospital officials, this matches what the nurses asked for and exceeds other MyMichigan hospitals.

Michigan Nurses Association , Sault nurses make less than other comparable hospitals in Alma, Alpena, Marquette and Petoskey. Top earning Alpena nurses make $45.49.

The next negotiation is set to take place on May 30.

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