|Release Date: 5/2/2014
With assistance from a federal mediator, Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) has reached agreement with Southern United Nurses/National Nurses United (SUN/NNU). The tentative agreement covering 734 registered nurses, was reached after hours of negotiations, and just prior to the midnight expiration of the existing contract.
After reaching the agreement, the SUN/NNU formally rescinded their plan for a one-day strike at Hazard (KY) ARH Regional Medical Center and Beckley (WV) ARH Hospital. The details of the agreement will remain confidential until the SUN/NNU members vote on the new contract.