9.1 Wage Rates. Nurses covered by this Agreement shall be paid in accordance with the wage schedule as shown in Appendix II.
The wage schedule in Appendix II reflects the following:
9.2 Recognition for Past Experience. All RNs hired during the term of this Agreement shall be given full credit (year for year) for continuous recent experience when placed on the wage scale. For the purpose of this section, continuous recent experience as a registered nurse shall be defined as clinical nursing experience in an accredited hospital or skilled nursing facility (including temporary employment with an employer) without a break in nursing experience that would reduce the level of nursing skills in the opinion of the Employer.
9.3 Changes in Market Conditions. If market conditions for RNs change such that the Medical Center determines that an upward adjustment in one or more economic areas is essential to maintain competitiveness, the Association will be given at least thirty (30) days notice, in advance of the implementation date, to discuss the reason for the adjustment.