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Howard Brown, nurses union reach tentative agreement

(From left) Rev. Jason Lydon, Howard Brown nurses Johannes Mosquera and Katie Luedecke, and INA executive director at the press conference announcing the union in front of Howard Brown Sheridan back in September. (Photo by Tom Wray)

CHICAGO — Howard Brown Health has reached a tentative agreement with the Illinois Nurses Association, the health provider announced Tuesday.

Howard Brown, the largest LGBTQ health provider in Chicago, recognized the nurses’ union in September 2018. Contract negotiations have been going on since then.

“On behalf of our patients and providers who depend on a collaborative care team, I am elated we have brokered a tentative agreement with our valued nursing staff,” said Dr. Magda Houlberg, Chief Clinical Officer for Howard Brown . “Much like the rest of the workforce, nurses demonstrate a passion for patient-centered care and deep dedication to the organization’s mission. The tentative agreement affirms our commitment to nursing as an integral part of high-quality care.”

The contract still needs to be ratified by members of the bargaining unit for Howard Brown. If approved, it will be in effect for three years.

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