Congratulations to the RNs and LPNs of JNESO District Council 1, IUOE / AFL-CIO, on the ratification of a first contract with Bishop McCarthy Residence in Vineland. Over 40 Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses voted overwhelmingly to ratify the three-year agreement bargained by JNESO District Council 1.
Ratification of this contract punctuates two full years of hard work and negotiations. We praise the newly organized members on their persistence and perseverance, and are confident that the input of workers will help to raise the standards of patient care at Bishop McCarthy including safe working conditions and appropriate staffing ratios. Just as the RNs and LPNs are committed to taking care of their patients, a union contract gives workers the ability to also take care of themselves and their families.
Once again, we congratulate our brothers and sisters at Bishop McCarthy on their contract victory and JNESO D.C. 1 for continuing to provide their members with the best representation. As a result of these efforts, workers, patients, and the community will all benefit from a safer work environment and access to quality care.