WHHS Labor Facts

Updates on Labor Negotiations from Washington Hospital Healthcare System

Data Shows Engineers Would Be Paid Best in the Area with Last, Best and Final Offer to Local 39

Negotiations between Washington Hospital and Local 39 continued on Thursday, Sept. 29, with both parties meeting throughout the day and late into the evening in an effort to reach an agreement on a new contract. After several proposals were exchanged, the Hospital gave the Union its Last, Best and Final Offer. The wage increases offered for the base wage are as follows:

Effective 10/1/2016 – 3.5% ($53.58)

Effective 10/1/2017 –  3.5% ($55.46)

Effective 10/1/2018 – 3.5% ($ 57.40)

Effective 10/1/ 2019 – 3.0% ($59.12)

In addition, the Hospital’s offer includes an increase in the shift differentials for the PM shift, the Night shift and the Relief shift to $2.25 and the Hospital has also agreed to increase the contributions it makes to the training fund by $20 a year. Click here to view the Hospital’s proposal.

The Hospital also handed the Union across the table its market data showing that these increases place the wages of Washington Hospital engineers above all other hospitals in the area. The document containing the data which was provided to the Union is attached here.

The current contract expires at midnight today, Sept. 30. The Union has not responded to the Hospital’s the Last, Best and Final offer.  The Hospital told the Union it believes this offer to be fair and competitive and has asked the Union to have it voted on by its members and let the employees decide for themselves.  Additional updates will be provided as they are available.