Last summer, the county put up for auction the excess certificates of need for beds at the facility. The auction raised $2 million, but the sale has not been completed. Davis said that possible windfall initially was part of the discussion, but was quickly pulled from the table when the tenuous status of that sale became known to the union.
The new agreement becomes effective Dec. 14 and expires Dec. 13, 2015. It was ratified by a majority vote of the members on Nov. 15.