June 23, 2016 – Providence Hospital Bargaining Update

2016-06-23 Prov Bargaining Committee

The union’s bargaining committee met with Providence Hospital’s management for the 10th bargaining session.  The union had previously provided a financial package proposal to management at the end of the last session.  Management’s team began the session today by providing a package counterproposal which addressed some of the union’s issues, but which ultimately maintained the majority of management’s prior proposals. … Continue reading

GCFU Member Publication: “Radical Leisure”

monthly review June 2016

Connections, both real and hoped for, between the labor movement and environmentalists have been news for at least fifteen years now. The possibility of such a connection came into wider view at the Seattle World Trade Organization protests in 1999, when alliances between trade unionists and other protest groups made headlines with catchy phrases like “Teamsters for Turtles”—or, more prosaically, … Continue reading

June 8, 2016 – Postdoc Bargaining Update

Postdoc Union Bargaining Committee (l-r Ryan Quinn, Maria Errea, Anais Surkin)

The postdoc union’s bargaining committee presented management with six proposals last week and six proposals this week, ranging from “housekeeping” edits to significant, substantive changes to the contract. On Wednesday, June 8, 2016, the union team presented a proposal to bring postdoctoral researcher wages up to the Department of Labor’s new minimum for exempt employees, which will go into effect … Continue reading

June 7, 2016 – Providence Hospital Bargaining Update

Providence Hospital Union Bargaining Committee at Session #8 (l-r: Miriam Lexie, Traci Ellithorpe, John McGrath, Olga Mercado, Ryan Quinn, Michelle Reardon)

Today, the union’s bargaining committee presented a package counterproposal to management addressing most of the proposals on the table.  The union team is optimistic that we will achieve strong improvements in the contract that will benefit all of our members at Providence Hospital. Last week, management offered us a package proposal which included modest wage increases, no changes to MMTP … Continue reading

May 25, 2016 – Providence Hospital Bargaining Update

(l-r Michelle Reardon, Olga Mercado, Ryan Quinn, John McGrath, Traci Ellithorpe)

The Providence Hospital Union Bargaining Committee is currently in its 6th meeting with management. We just handed management our wage package proposal. In previous sessions, we have offered proposals on Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program (MMTP) Caseloads, Group Productivity Rates, Intake Productivity Rates, and Probationary Period Productivity Requirements, as well as Payroll Periods, Preceptor Training, Time Clocks & Payroll Periods, Mandating, … Continue reading