Stanford and Packard Nurses, Represented by Altshuler Berzon LLP, Win New Industry-Leading Contracts After One-Week Strike

May 3, 2022 – On Sunday, May 1, an overwhelming majority of the approximately 5,000 Nurses at Stanford Health Care and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford represented by the Committee for Recognition of Nursing Achievement (CRONA) voted to ratify new collective bargaining agreements. The new labor contracts include improvements in every priority area identified by the union, including: new protections that require staffing based on patient acuity, industry leading wages (17% increase over the next three years), significant improvements to retiree medical benefits and mental health resources, new incentive pay for Nurses in high-acuity, hard-to-staff units, rapid responses to workplace violence incidents, and the right to schedule an additional week of vacation. The contract settlements come after the Nurses went on strike on April 25, vowing to strike until fair contracts could be reached. The Nurses were joined on the picket line by many labor allies and elected officials. Altshuler Berzon LLP served as lead negotiator for CRONA in the negotiations. You can read more about the contract settlement here, here, and here.