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Nurses union will seek more competitive pay

 

September 30, 2002



In order to deal with a national nursing shortage, the Montana Nurses Association wants to raise pay for nurses at Northern Montana Hospital to make it competitive with other hospitals in Montana.

"We want to attract people to Havre and keep them here after they start," MNA labor relations specialist Raymond Berg said this week.

The MNA represents registered nurses at Northern Montana Hospital and 12 other nonprofit hospitals in Montana. Entry-level nurses at the Havre hospital earn $12.81 an hour. The average hourly wage for entry-level nurses at the 13 nonprofit hospitals is $16.88 an hou...



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