After solidly rejecting a proposal from management to settle our Union contract, we issued a strike notice. Management continued to tell us it just wasn’t “in our business plan” to provide equal pay with RNs in nearby Dignity facilities with the same job title and same job duties.
Just before the strike date, management sat down with us again. We negotiated a settlement that moves RNs to scale in the master Dignity Collective Bargaining Agreement in July 2020. In the meantime, we will receive an 8% increase this year; a ratification bonus of 1.5% of wages paid between October 15, 2017, and the ratification date; and an additional 1% raise in May of next year.* A 2% increase in May 2020 will bring us to parity with other Dignity RNs.*
On May 2, 2018, Dignity Infusion RNs ratified this Tentative Agreement.
This was great progress in our first Union job contract.
*Note the across-the-board increase in 2019 and the wage scale in 2020 have not been negotiated yet. The current contract expires in June 2019.