Bargaining Update #11

Good Evening All,

Today we completed our 11th bargaining session with the NNU.

The union presented the final economic proposals that covered retirement rates, retiree healthcare, salary schedules, benefits, and weekend programs. 

In addition to economics, UCMC passed a counterproposal and had productive discussions on the topic of credit for experience for nurses joining UCMC from external organizations and those within our affiliate network. Specifically, we discussed providing nurses with credit for experience above step M when they transfer to UCMC from a close affiliate as well as providing up to 12 years of credit (the equivalent of step M) for nursing work at non-affiliates.

We also reached tentative agreements on the following proposals:

  • Section 5.8 – Holiday Rotation and Christmas Eve / New Year’s Eve-adding off-shift coverage within the CDOR
  • Section 6.5 – Preparation of Schedule adding additional weeks to the annual vacation bid for more tenured nurses earning additional time
  • Section 17.11 – Preceptor Duty – adding daily preceptor pay for salaried nurses the compensation will be discussed during economics

We have three more bargaining dates scheduled before the holidays and look forward to returning to the table next Monday, Dec. 11.

You can look back at our previous bargaining updates and learn more about all the tentative agreements reached so far by visiting  

Please reach out to the ACNO nursing leadership team if you have any questions about bargaining.

Thank you,

Renee Pucik-Maisura MSN, RN
Associate Chief Nursing Officer & Executive Director, Perioperative & Procedural Services
The University of Chicago Medicine