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Contract Ratification Vote Set for Feb. 4 for Riverside Community Hospital Members

January 30, 2015

After a 12-hour bargaining session with management on Jan. 29, our SEIU 121RN Bargaining Team for members at HCA hospitals reached a tentative agreement (TA) on a new union contract.

The new contract includes across-the-board raises for everyone, retroactive to Sept. 28, 2014, and a new 10-year step on the wage scale!

Come out and vote on Feb. 4. If you’re off work that day, make sure to stop in and cast your vote!

Our Bargaining Team is satisfied that this is a fair agreement for 121RN members and recommends a YES vote.

Ratification Vote

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Location to be determined

Term of Contract

3 years: Sept. 16, 2014 to Sept. 15, 2017


Staffing Issues Committee

Patient Classification System Committee

Union may now select two RNs to sit on committee that determines how acuity is measured. Before, the hospital selected all RNs on this committee.

Health Insurance

No changes to employee HMO contributions in 2015, though the value of the plan may decrease minimally.

[caption id="attachment_4364" align="alignleft" width="169"]IMG_3780 edit webRCH Bargaining Team members Lorraine Myrick, Peds, and Wesley Dawson, D3, during negotiations on Jan. 29.[/caption]

“Our biggest win has been in managing workload. The Staffing Issues Committee process is streamlined and has more options so we can solve staffing problems more quickly.”

Lorraine Myrick, RN Riverside Bargaining Team member