WHHS Labor Facts

Updates on Labor Negotiations from Washington Hospital Healthcare System

CNA Bargaining Update — Dec. 4, 2023

December 5, 2023

Washington Hospital Healthcare System (WHHS) is pleased to provide an update on the progress of our labor negotiations with CNA. Negotiations continue between WHHS and CNA for a new 4-year Memorandum of Understanding. We have been negotiating for a new contract since May. Significant progress has been made since then in a number of areas…. Read More.

Frequently Asked Questions re: WHHS 2024 Health Care Benefits Program

December 5, 2023

Q1: Why is the medical care benefit plan changing? A1: The medical care benefit plan currently offered by WHHS is not in line with the market.  Board policies require that our benefit plans fall within the market range.  The new plans show progress to better aligning us with the market range. Q2: I do not… Read More.

Tentative 3-Year Agreement Reached Between SEIU and Washington Hospital

September 10, 2020

Washington Hospital and SEIU have reached a Tentative Agreement on a new, 3-year contract, following negotiations on a new labor contract.  SEIU has announced it will hold a contract ratification on September 15, 16, and 17, 2020, which we encourage members to support. A summary of the key terms of the Tentative Agreement is available… Read More.

Contract Ratification Vote

June 24, 2020

SEIU has announced it will hold a virtual contract ratification vote on Thursday June 25, Friday June 26, and Saturday June 27.

Board of Directors Approved Ratified Contract with Local 6

May 15, 2020

The Washington Township Health Care District Board of Directors approved a 3-year contract with Local 6 at its June 10 meeting. The agreement was ratified by Local 6 members on Thursday, May 14, 2020.  “The Board is committed to ensuring that our International Longshoremen & Warehouse members, which include radiology and cath lab technologists, are… Read More.

Local 39 Membership Ratifies New Four-Year Agreement

October 6, 2016

Washington Hospital’s bargaining team received good news today with Local 39 membership ratifying the Hospital’s Last, Best and Final offer at a vote held by the Union today.  The agreement now moves to the Washington Township Health Care District Board of Directors for consideration at an upcoming Board meeting.

Local 39 Rescinds Strike Notice; Will Vote on Last, Best and Final Offer

October 5, 2016

While the data shows that the Hospital’s Last, Best and Final offer to Local 39 would place its members at the top of the market in terms of compensation, the Union’s negotiators indicated that they were disappointed in the proposal.  They plan to put the Hospital’s offer to a vote of its members, without the… Read More.

Local 39 Bargaining Update — Sept. 28, 2016

September 29, 2016

Since the last blog update on August 17, the Hospital and Local 39 representatives have met three times (Sept. 8, 15, 21).  At the Sept. 8 bargaining session, the Hospital’s Negotiating Team put across the table a comprehensive economic proposal for Local 39 represented employees.  The Hospital also discussed the union’s proposal to create a… Read More.

Local 39 Bargaining Continues

August 18, 2016

We commenced negotiations with Stationary Engineers, Local 39 on July 29, 2016. The contract expires on September 30, 2016. Today, August 17, 2016, was the fourth meeting of the two parties and the Hospital presented its entire economic proposal (a copy of the wage proposal is hereby attached). In advance of the Hospital’s presentation today,… Read More.