Your negoti­a­tion team is thrilled to report that we have reached a tenta­tive agree­ment on a new contract! Manage­ment heard our concerns and worked to collab­o­rate to achieve a GREAT contract. A detailed summary of the changed to the contract will be sent out next week. Until then, here are some of the highlights:

  1. Wages
    1. 4.00% increase retroac­tively paid from original contract expiration,
    2. 4.25% increase in January 2018,
    3. 4.25% increase in January 2019,
  2. Mainte­nance of our Extended Illness Bank,
  3. Fair Share Member­ship for all new hire RNs after ratification,
  4. Improved Nurse Staffing language,
  5. Pilot program of Incen­tive pay of $18.00 per hour for extra shifts,
  6. All relief and per diem RNs will receive additional 15% of their base pay in lieu of benefits,

And more good news to come….

We are working on finding a date to hold the ratifi­ca­tion vote which we hope to hold in the next 2 – 3 weeks. We will send out an additional commu­ni­ca­tion when the date, times and a location is sched­uled. Your negoti­a­tion team unani­mously encour­ages you to vote YES!