June 29, 2016 – Providence Hospital TENTATIVE AGREEMENT

The union’s bargaining committee met yesterday and today for a total of about 20 hours to come to a tentative agreement on a new four-year contract at Providence Hospital. These marathon sessions were the 11th and 12th times that the union’s bargaining committee met with management. The agreement is for a four-year contract and includes over 4% in increases to starting wages, and $.40 per year … Continue reading

June 23, 2016 – Providence Hospital Bargaining Update

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. The union countered with a … Continue reading

June 8, 2016 – Postdoc Bargaining Update

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 in December 2016.  The union’s … Continue reading

June 7, 2016 – Providence Hospital Bargaining Update

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 caseloads, improvements to MMTP group … Continue reading