Nurses Ratify New Collective Bargaining Agreement

We are pleased to share the news that 2,800 of our nursing colleagues represented by National Nurses United have approved a new four-year labor contract.

The agreement is the result of collaborative and constructive dialogue between the University of Chicago Medical Center and National Nurses United. We extend our gratitude to everyone involved in the negotiation process, including the nursing union representatives and the Medical Center’s bargaining team. Their dedication, professionalism, and willingness to engage in productive dialogue were instrumental in reaching an agreement.

Read more from Dean Mark Anderson and President Tom Jackiewicz.

We are committed to transparency and positivity during this process.

We are optimistic we will reach an agreement that continues our drive to excellence in the professional practice of nursing and provides the best patient care to our patients and our community. We’re proud of what we accomplish together.

Market-Leading Compensation and Benefits

UCMC seeks to provide a work-life experience that meets the financial, health, and well-being needs of you and your family so you can continue to deliver world-class care for our patients and our communities. We are a market leader in offering competitive pay and benefits because we want to attract and retain the best nurses and provide them a professional home for years to come. One example is our industry-leading tuition benefit, which covers 100% of the costs of a variety of education programs.

Our Ongoing Commitment to Safety

Ensuring the safety of our patients and team members is our top priority. We have a strong record on this issue and are proud of our accomplishments for our staff and our patients. We have implemented many proactive policies around campus to ensure the safety of our team. We remain receptive to new concerns and continue to work on new solutions.

Magnet Recognition

Thanks to your hard work, dedication, and high-quality outcomes, UCMC was re-accredited as a Magnet institution in 2022. Your leadership in the pursuit of excellence, which includes using evidence-based research to improve the professional practice of nursing, is recognized across the country and around the world.