A deal between the University of Chicago Medical Center and National Nurses United appears to have been struck, according to university officials. The pending agreement on a contract has moved the union to pull back on plans to strike later this week.
"After more than eight months of bargaining, the University of Chicago Medical Center and National Nurses United reached a tentative agreement for a new collective bargaining agreement just before midnight Monday," reads an announcement from the University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences division. "As a result of the tentative agreement, NNU has withdrawn its strike notice that was scheduled to begin Thursday, April 30, 2015."
The agreement will be written into a formal contract Tuesday and no details will be provided on the deal's specifics until it has been drafted.