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Nursing home settlement.

Nursing home settlement

Beverly Enterprises, the Nation's largest for-profit nursing home operator, settled with three unions for 1,000 employees of 14 of its facilities in Pennsylvania. Terms included a 7.5-percent wage increase, which amounted to 60 cents an hour for licensed practical nurses and 35 to 40 cents for nurses' aides and dietary and other employees; new company-financed dental and vision care plans; and a company commitment to help employees comply with new Federal certification requirements for nurses' aides.

The settlement, negotiated under a contract reopening provision, also cut the term of the existing 2-year contract to 22 months. According to the unions, the new December 1, 1989, expiration will lead to earlier effective dates for compensation gains resulting from the coming negotiations.

The unions involved in the settlement were the Pennsylvania Social Services Union, the Service Employees, and the National Union of Health Care Employees.
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Title Annotation:Developments in Industrial Relations; Beverly Enterprises settles with Pennsylvania Social Services Union, Service Employees, National Union of Health Care Employees
Author:Ruben, George
Publication:Monthly Labor Review
Date:May 1, 1989
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