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October 9 - Bargaining Update

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We ended bargaining this evening with management giving us another proposal they want us to vote on by 10/15. We have no interest in putting this out to a vote. Here are some of the key differences:
  • No retro pay.
  • This proposal has hundreds of lump sums in it (in every bargaining unit at all 3 Hospitals).
  • Concessions on prescription drugs and co-pays.
  • Ratios in the staffing proposals don't make sense.
  • Even small items are unresolved, like ECMO On-Call. They're proposing ER On-Call at Mercy that we cannot agree to.
We will put out a comprehensive update tomorrow and schedule a town hall update on Monday or Tuesday