Palomar Health has struck tentative four-year contract agreements with nurses and caregivers, the California Nurses Association stated in a Dec. 18 news release.

The deals, which cover more than 3,000 employees who are seven months into working without a contract, must still be ratified by the nurses and caregivers, who will vote on the proposals in membership meetings held Dec. 19-21.

Terms of the tentative deals were not disclosed. The California Nurses Association and Palomar Health did not immediately return a request for comment.

In the news release, the nurses union said the agreements would provide “economic gains to help with recruitment and retention.” The contracts would run through May 2021.

In August, the nurses said they remain far apart with management in negotiations over pay and work conditions and that a strike was possible. Palomar Health at that time said it's “mindful of our fiduciary responsibilities to our community in ensuring their continued access to high quality healthcare.”