Bargaining Update #9

Good evening, all,

Today we held our 9th bargaining session with NNU. Our updates are as follows:


* Section 5.8: Close to reaching a Tentative Agreement regarding OR Holiday Rotation

* Section 6.5: Discussion continued regarding the Annual Vacation Bid process

* Section 11.2: Made progress on Bereavement Leave


* The Union passed several counterproposals and have other UCMC offers under review to include SANE, Preceptor Duty & On-Call

We know you’re incredibly invested in this process and, likewise, our bargaining team is committed to sharing information with you and answering your questions. In fact, we had about 600 members of our UCM nursing community attend our town halls over the past week, which were entirely devoted to bargaining updates. During those meetings, Emily, I, and the rest of the bargaining team responded to more than 150 of your questions.

One town hall topic that drew many questions was available parking options. I want to make sure you have information about the expanded, FREE parking that’s currently available in the Apostolic lot without a waiting list. This lot, which will have extended security hours beginning this Friday, is serviced by a University shuttle that runs every 10-15 minutes.

Access to Apostolic does require parking registration, but doing so gives you access to FREE overnight and weekend parking in Garages A & B (Monday – Friday from 5 P.M. – 8 A.M. and all day on weekends and holidays). Information on parking locations and registration is available on the intranet. A recording of yesterday’s town hall will be posted on the intranet by the end of day tomorrow. Be sure to tune in if you were unable to attend.

We have agreed to 3 additional bargaining dates on December 11th, 19th & 20th. I know I speak for the whole bargaining team when I say we’re looking forward to continuing these important conversations and good-faith bargaining as we work to expeditiously reach an agreement. Thank you for your interest in this process. Please make sure you check out as well, which we’ll continue to update with additional information in the coming days.


Vice President,
Associate Chief Nursing Officer,
Adult Inpatient Hospitals & Emergency Services