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Union Nurses in North Carolina Claim ‘Big Wage Victory’ As $22M Wage Hike Takes Place

Union nurses at HCA Healthcare-owned Mission Health are claiming victory as a $22 million wage hike went into effect Sept. 11 for many employees, including union members, even though the hospital previously indicated union pay increases might be “delayed.”

Though Mission originally said the raises could have been “delayed” by collective bargaining procedures, everyone, including union members, will get pay increases on the same day.

There are just fewer than 1,400 members in the Asheville chapter of National Nurses United, according to labor representative Brian Walsh. The union formed in 2020 and has been active since.

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