WE MADE PROGRESS TODAY,
BUT WE STILL HAVE WORK TO DO ON KEY ISSUES.
HIGHLIGHTS ARE BELOW.
The committee unanimously approved the following union wage proposal:
We strongly reiterated that we will not agree to any contract that does not contain wage increases for each year.
The League’s negotiators caucused for a few hours and returned with their counterproposal:
They also agreed to include Juneteenth in our 12 holidays BUT not as an additional day off.
After two months of negotiations, the League is moving, but they need to move faster and further. Strike votes are happening this week in every League facility. If you need information about where or how to vote, please talk to your committee member, delegate, or organizer.
Last week we said it seems like the employers have amnesia and have forgotten all we’ve done during the pandemic. They showed that again today. It’s clearly up to us to remind them with strong votes in all chapters.
We are committed to fighting for the contract we deserve.
RN BARGAINING UPDATE
The RN Bargaining Team met with the League on both Friday, September 17th and Saturday, September 18th. We exchanged proposals with the League and we were able to reach some tentative agreements on major issues initially presented in our proposals. We have gained additional monies toward the RN base rate, improved language on floating, and the development of a committee dedicated to analyzing our hospitals’ reaction to current and future crises.
Some of the outstanding proposals include achieving staffing guidelines in areas where we have not yet bargained guidelines in certain areas of our hospitals, and rate adjustments for certain titles.
Pro Tech Bargaining Update
The Pro Tech Committee met with the League on Friday and reached tentative agreements on a number of issues. The tentative agreements include language to expand our ability to win mid-term rate adjustments, providing an additional paid release day when required by the employer to present at a professional conference, and a process to discuss career ladders at local professional/technical practice committees.
We look forward to reaching agreement on outstanding proposals this week.