St. Charles and nurses at Prineville's Pioneer Memorial Hospital have reached a tentative contract agreement after two years of negotiations. Nurses will vote on the contract May 5th. The pact allows nurses to participate in the same health and benefits plans covered by all St. Charles caregivers. It also offers salary increases, considering the nurses saw no raises during the last two years, when contract negotiations didn't produce any agreements. Back in February, nurses voted on whether they wanted to get rid of the union, but they voted 22 to 5 to keep it.