Redding Calif.—Over 700 Dignity Health employees in Redding as well as over 15,000 employee’s state wide have agreed to a new contract.
Dignity Health operates Mercy Medical Center in Redding.
The negotiations were conducted with the United Healthcare Workers West Union, which sought better benefits and salaries for its workers.
With the new contract workers will receive 13% raises spread over five years as well as maintaining all of their benefits.
Dignity Health said that this is part of their dedication to their employees and the changing health care environment.
Dignity Health plans to merge with Catholic Health Initiatives. The new corporation will be the second largest non-profit hospital system in the United States with operations in 28 states.