Our Bargaining Team for Registered Nurses at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center, Riverside Community Hospital and West Hills Hospital & Medical Center met with HCA management for two days this week. During the first day of contract negotiations team members from all three hospitals reached tentative agreements with management on several existing contract articles.
During bargaining on Aug. 6, the team broke out into a Los Robles group and Riverside and West Hills group to meet separately with management.
PROPOSALS BY OUR LOS ROBLES TEAM:
- Each RN would work only one major and one minor holiday each year.
- Each unit would have a dedicated Charge Nurse, and the Charge Nurse and Rapid Response Team RNs would not be included in nurse-to-patient ratios on the unit.
- The hospital should pay for oncology RNs’ chemotherapy certification renewal.
Our next bargaining dates will be Aug. 26-28.