Talks between Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and workers ranging from nurses, housekeepers and clerical workers went down to the wire.
The Philadelphia Daily News ( http://bit.ly/LHCvl4) says the two sides reached a settlement at about 1 a.m. Sunday—an hour after the old contract expired.
Henry Nicholas, president of District 1199C of the National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees, said in a statement that the union didn't get everything it wanted but "everything major was achieved."
The union says it has six-year contracts including annual wage increases and preserving benefit and pension packages at Jefferson, Temple University Health System, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Hahnemann University Hospital.
Information from: Philadelphia Daily News, http://www.philly.com