Butler Memorial Hospital has reached a labor agreement with its unionized nurses.
The union approved the three-year contract Monday.
A statement from the hospital indicated that the membership of the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals ratified the agreement with more than 80 percent voting in favor.
Spokeswoman Connie Downs said nurses will receive wage increases over the three-year period and will make increased contributions to their health insurance costs. She said she was unable to provide details on the agreement.
It was approved at the expiration of a previous three-year contract.
Butler Memorial Hospital hasn't had serious labor troubles with its nurses since 2010 when a strike was narrowly averted by a settlement that included raises of 8 percent in the first year of the contract, followed by 6 percent in the second year and 5 percent in the third year.
Ms. Downs said the only strike by nurses at the hospital that she is aware of occurred in the 1980s.
In a prepared statement, Butler Health System President and CEO Ken DeFurio said: "We're extremely pleased that our nurses have accepted a new agreement. Our relationship with the nurses union is extremely important and has continued to develop for the good of the hospital and our patients."
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