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Tentative Agreement Ratified!

An Overwhelming Majority of Members Across All the Twin Cities Hospitals Have Voted to Ratify their Tentative Agreement. Thanks to all the Bargaining Team members who worked tirelessly putting in countless hours for over 12 weeks to fight for a contract that Respects Us, Protects Us and Pays Us!

 

Tentative Agreement Voting Schedule

Monday, April 12, 2021

  • North Memorial: 11am – 5pm in the Sunrise Conference Room
  • Children’s St Paul: 11am – 5pm in Gardenview 1053
  • MHealth Fairview St. Johns: 6am-6pm in Watson RM 2

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

  • MHealth Fairview Southdale: 6:30am–9am; 11am-1pm; 2pm-4:30pm in Au Fait Room
  • Children’s Minneapolis: 11am-5pm in CSC 506

Thursday, April 15, 2021

  • Park Nicollet Methodist: 11am-5pm in the Hachiya Conference Room-off the main elevators on 3W
  • MHealth Fairview U of MN-West Bank -Riverside: 11am-5pm in conference room at St Kate’s

 

Tentative Agreement Reached!

After 21 hours of bargaining a tentative agreement was reached and the committee is recommending a YES vote to ratify. We’re having a Tele-Town Hall meeting Saturday, April 3rd at 10:00am to review the details of the tentative agreement and answer any questions you have. You’ll receive a call at the number we have on file at 10:00am, just pick up and you’ll be connected to the call.

In the last 12 weeks we have fought for and achieved many groundbreaking tentative agreements. Highlights Include:

  • New Racial Justice, Equity and Inclusion Article
  • Workplace Safety language
  • Gender neutral language throughout the contract
  • Ability to temporarily decrease FTEs for planned or unforeseen events
  • Removal of antiquated language from the CBA

We were able to negotiate the highest wage and pension increases in over 12 years!

Wages the first pay period after:

  • March 1, 2021: 2.5%
  • March 1, 2022: 2.5%
  • March 1, 2023: 2.5%

Pension:

  • Current: $.67
  • Effective March 1, 2022: $.70
  • Effective March 1, 2023: $.73

The agreement covers members at Children’s Hospitals: Minneapolis & St Paul, M Health Fairview St. John’s, M Health Fairview Southdale, M Health Fairview UMMC Riverside, North Memorial and Park Nicollet Methodist.

 

 

Proposals & Updates

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Top 2021 Bargaining Priorities:

  • Health and Safety

Not only do members want to feel protected, supported and respected for the work they do under normal circumstances, but want to be recognized and validated for the work they stepped up to do and continue to do during the last year as front line workers during the COVID-19 crisis/pandemic.

Staffing Shortages: Members were severely understaffed prior to the pandemic and these deficiencies were exacerbated by the pandemic. We are looking for ways to address these concerns that are fair to our members, incentivize coverage and hiring, and keep patients safe and well cared for at all times.

Economic Compensation for Essential Workers. Healthcare workers have worked overtime, short staffed, and without breaks, in highly stressful circumstances. Members are worn out and are looking for the same recognition that grocery store, retail and convenience store workers, in far less critical circumstances, got from their employers when they too were deemed essential: Pandemic Pay.

Enhanced Safety measures during a pandemic/epidemic that ensure the best possible working conditions for us but that also provide a barrier for the safety of our families and the community.

  • Racial Justice, Equity and Inclusion

It is time to start addressing outstanding issues of racism, harassment and discrimination based on a systemic approach and to acknowledge that we are a part of upholding rules and policies that have a far greater impact on some than others. We believe and hope that the employer will be interested in working with us around creating a more inclusive, equitable workplace. One where employees can show up to work as their authentic selves, and work free from discrimination and harassment.

Major areas where we believe we can have lasting impact are:

-Engaging our members in the solutions and ideas on how to address and redress these behaviors

-Training and Education

-Hiring and career laddering

-Creating an affirming and inclusive workplace

-Breaking down wage suppression based on gender

-A mutual commitment to believing members when they raise incidents of discrimination, addressing them proactively and transparently and implementing restorative solutions with the goal of creating an anti-racist work environment free from harassment and discrimination based on any identity carried by your employees.

  • Pay, Pension and other benefits

Together we broke down gender-based wage scales, implemented the first health care worker pension and many other firsts.  It is our hope that the employer also wants to continue to work with us to break down the barriers that keep wages suppressed and people divided. We expect to see movement in wages.   You want to remain competitive; we want these jobs to be known as solid union jobs with good wages and benefits and working conditions that are respectful and our voices are heard and put to good use. We have to work together and see our futures as tied together and not in opposition to each other.

  • Security at Work: Seniority, Reductions, Layoff, Rebids

Feeling secure at work, knowing you have hours guaranteed, a paycheck every payday, and benefits that protect your family is vital to every human being.  Transparency and getting information out as quickly as possible allies fears and can minimize anger.

 

Our Bargaining Team is:

  • Children’s MPLS: Cedric Mantovani, Amber Kielty, Isaac Allotey
  • Children’s STP: Amber Pepek, Carmen Campbell
  • HealthEast St. John’s: Renee Brown, Jennifer Bissel, Kumba Sensie
  • M Health Fairview Southdale: Georgette Dorsey, James Holt, Michael Childress, Gary New
  • M Health Fairview UMMC Riverside: Tawanda Jackson, Mary Kehoe, Belayehun Gebreamlak, Cliff Adams
  • North Memorial: Kamala Ramnauth, Amy Hoyez-Ohl, Nathan Mordal, Tom Baker
  • PN Methodist: Mark Freeman, Cindy Davis, Hope Dahn, Inyang “Eric” Bassey

 

If you would like to be more involved and help to get information out to members, please contact:

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