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.

We also want to thank the scores of team members who prepared extensively to maintain patient care in the event a strike proceeded and those who supported the organization in other ways throughout this process. In particular, we would like to recognize System Chief Operating Officer Krista Curell and Chief Nursing Officer Emily Chase for their terrific and inspirational leadership.

Finally, thank you to our nursing staff for your dedication and commitment to providing the very best care to our patients and their families. Your hard work and compassion make a difference in the lives of those we serve every day.

As we move forward, let us continue to work together with mutual respect, transparency, and a shared commitment to excellence and service. By fostering a culture of collaboration and communication, we can ensure our organization remains a place where we all can thrive and succeed, where patients and the community can find the very best care, and where we train the best and the brightest and push the boundaries of science and medicine.

Thank you for your unwavering commitment to our mission and for being the hearts and minds of our organization.


Mark Anderson, MD, PhD
Dean and Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs

Tom Jackiewicz
President, University of Chicago Health System