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.
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 9 p.m. to Midnight
HEC, Classroom 3
Term of Contract
3 years: Sept. 16, 2014 to Sept. 15, 2017
- 3% raise retroactive to Sept. 28, 2014
- 2.75% raise in September 2015
- Negotiations reopened on wages and health insurance with minimum raise of 2.5% in September 2016.
- Additional 10-year step on the wage scale effective September of 2015. There were previously no steps between 6 and 15 years of experience. This means ALL RNs with 10 or more years of experience will get an additional 2% raise. Combined with the annual increase, RNs with 10 or more years will get a 4.75% raise in September 2015.
- On-call / Call-back pay increased to $7.50 per hour.
- RNs may now participate in the HCA Employee Stock Purchase Plan, which offers HCA stock at a discounted price.
- Several new certifications added to those receiving Certification Differential, and more RNs now eligible to receive additional certifications.
Staffing Issues Committee
- All issues pertaining to staffing and workload can now be brought to the committee.
- The timeline for the entire process has been shortened by almost half.
- Options and possible actions expanded if members do not feel our issues have been resolved through the committee process.
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.
No changes to employee HMO contributions in 2015, though plan value may decrease minimally.
“Nurses at the table have been steadfast in our position on staffing, wages and benefits. We held firm on bringing back a good contract for all the nurses.”
Stella Chavez, RN West Hills Bargaining Team member