WHHS Labor Facts

Updates on Labor Negotiations from Washington Hospital Healthcare System

Local Bargaining Update – June 21, 2024

Washington Hospital Healthcare System (“WHHS”) and ESC/IFPTE Local 20 (“Local 20”) last met for bargaining over a new 3-year Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) on May 31, 2024. 

During that meeting, WHHS presented a counter proposal on economics that included proposed across the board wage increases as follows: 4.5% retroactive to 2/1/24, 4.75% on 2/1/25, and 4.75% on 2/1/26.  This amounts to a total increase of 14% over the life of a 3-year MOU.  Given the continued significance of Local 20’s economic asks, WHHS did not make any other notable movement from its prior proposal from May 8, 2024.  Local 20 did not make any counter proposals on May 31, 2024. 

The parties have agreed to engage the assistance of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service to mediate all further collective bargaining negotiations between WHHS and Local 20.  The parties are actively working with assigned mediator, Rachel D. Lev, to schedule additional bargaining dates where she will be present to mediate the parties’ efforts to reach a tentative agreement on a new 3-year MOU.