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Tentative Contract Agreement Reached!

February 9, 2015

Our  SEIU 121RN Bargaining Team for RN members at John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital reached a tentative agreement (TA) on a new Union contract during negotiations on Feb. 4.

Because of our unity, we were able to settle a contract with across the board raises of 8.25 percent over four years, as well as an additional 30-year step on our wage scale.

Our Bargaining Team recommends a  YES vote, and we thank you for all your support!

Ratification Vote

Wednesday, Feb. 11 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Location: MOB A

Contract Highlights

Additional details will be in contract summary


Clinical Ladder

After three years in committee and multiple hours during negotiations, JFK nurses now have a Clinical Ladder that they can utilize for professional, career, and economic enhancement. The Clinical Ladder completed in this negotiation will go into effect in 2016.  More information to follow on how to apply.

Pay Raises

2014       2015        2016        2017

Across-the-board        2 %       2.25%       2%          2%

Wage Scale                   2%        1%              2%          1.5%

Stand-By / On-Call: Effective the first full pay period following July 1, 2015, stand-by / on-call shall be increased by $0.50 per hour. Effective the first full pay period following July 1, 2016, the stand-by / on-call shall be increased an additional $0.50 per hour.

Registered Nurses now have the option to use PTO or NOT to use PTO for any absences.

Fees for achievement or maintenance of a certification for the purposes of advancing through the Clinical Ladder are eligible for reimbursement up to $2,000.