Contract Negotiations at MCMC

Wearing green ONA shirts and holding signs, nurses from Mid-Columbia Medical Center (MCMC) and their supporters held another rally in The Dalles on Oct. 7. Nurses handed out flyers asking the community to contact MCMC’s chairman of the board of trustees and demand that the administration agree to a fair contract, according to rally organizers. At their Sept. 15 bargaining session, the ONA negotiation team felt positive progress was being made but MCMC administration then wanted to move to mediation. The first mediation session is scheduled for Oct. 13.