Updates from our CNO

The University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC) and National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United (NNOC/NNU) resumed negotiations today for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). This week our focus turned to issues of workplace safety. We are grateful to our peers who participated in this conversation and shared their stories around these critical issues. Ensuring UCMC is a safe place to give and receive care is our highest priority. We are committed to taking all reasonable steps...

Today and tomorrow, the University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC) and National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United (NNOC/NNU) are again meeting to negotiate over terms for our new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). This week’s sessions are largely focused on the important issue of staffing. This morning, we were pleased to hear directly from UCMC nurses, who shared stories of staffing and other challenges. We will spend more time looking into the broader implications of some of those...

The University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC) and National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United (NNOC/NNU) met yesterday and today for our second and third negotiating sessions to discuss terms for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). We continued to focus on non-economic proposals, which are those that deal with matters other than wages and benefits. We stressed the fact that the new contract now will have to cover newly represented nurses and that we need...

Today, the University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC) and National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United (NNOC/NNU) met for our first negotiation session to determine terms for our new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). NNOC/NNU made its first set of “non-economic” proposals today. Non-economic proposals are those that deal with matters other than wages and benefits, such as scheduling, the request that NNU representatives be badged and afforded access to patient care areas, and electronic access to information...

Dear Colleagues, The University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC) is advancing the forefront of medicine every day, and you, our nursing team, are a major factor behind that success. For many patients, you are the face of UCMC and the hands that deliver on our promise of excellent care. They know you are professional, compassionate and skilled, dedicated to providing them the best in high-quality, compassionate care. Next week, we will begin negotiations with the National Nurses...