WHHS Labor Facts

Updates on Labor Negotiations from Washington Hospital Healthcare System

Local 20 Bargaining Update – May 15, 2024

May 24, 2024

Negotiations between Washington Hospital Healthcare System (“WHHS”) and ESC/IFPTE Local 20 (“Local 20”) for a new 3-year Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) occurred on April 10, 2024 and again on May 8, 2024. On April 10, 2024, Local 20 made a comprehensive economic counter proposal, which included proposed across the board (“ATB”) wage increases that amounted… Read More.

CNA Bargaining Update

May 9, 2024

Board of Directors Approve Ratified Contract with CNA The Washington Township Health Care District Board of Directors approved a new four-year contract with the California Nurses Association at its May 8 meeting. CNA members voted overwhelmingly to ratify the tentative agreement during a vote held Friday, May 3. The agreement provides CNA members with wage… Read More.

Tentative Four-Year Agreement Reached

April 30, 2024

Washington Hospital Healthcare System (WHHS) and the California Nurses Association (CNA) have reached a tentative agreement on a new, four-year contract. The agreement, pending ratification by CNA’s membership and approval from the Washington Township Health Care District Board of Directors, is retroactive to September 2023 and will provide compensation to Washington Hospital’s RNs that is… Read More.

Local 20 Bargaining Update – March 27, 2024

April 2, 2024

Negotiations reconvened between WHHS and Local 20 for a new 3-year Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) on March 27, 2024.  During that bargaining session, WHHS made a comprehensive economic counter proposal, which included, in particular: WHHS also offered to consider making equity wage adjustments for the following job classifications if it identifies them as being below… Read More.

Local 20 Bargaining Update – March 13, 2024

March 20, 2024

Negotiations reconvened between WHHS and Local 20 on March 13, 2024.  During that bargaining session, Local 20 made a comprehensive counter proposal addressing all outstanding items that have been put on the table by either party to date, and which included, in particular: Local 20 provided movement on the following items from its opening November… Read More.

Local 20 Bargaining Update – March 5, 2024

March 5, 2024

Washington Hospital Healthcare System (“WHHS”) and ESC/IFPTE Local 20 (“Local 20”) reconvened for negotiations over a new Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) on February 28, 2024.  During this bargaining session, the parties signed a tentative agreement to update the bereavement language in the contract, including to add language for reproductive loss leave, consistent with recent legislative… Read More.

CNA Bargaining Update – Feb. 22, 2024

February 23, 2024

Nurses Fail to Ratify Tentative 4-Year Agreement Reached Between CNA and WHHS, Leaving Generous Wage Increases and Retroactive Pay On the Table After 8 months of tough negotiations, Washington Hospital Healthcare System (WHHS) and the California Nurses Association (CNA) reached a Tentative Agreement on a new, four-year contract during their last bargaining session on February… Read More.

Local 20 Bargaining Update – February 14, 2024

February 22, 2024

Washington Hospital Healthcare System (“WHHS”) is pleased to provide an update on the progress of our labor negotiations with ESC/IFPTE Local 20 (“Local 20”). On February 14, 2024, negotiations continued between WHHS and Local 20 for a new Memorandum of Understanding.  During this bargaining session, WHHS made a detailed presentation on the new proposed health… Read More.

Local 20 Bargaining Update – Jan. 31, 2024

February 2, 2024

Negotiations reconvened between Washington Hospital Healthcare System (“WHHS”) and ESC/IFPTE Local 20 (“Local 20”) for a new Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) on January 31. Back on November 15, 2023, Local 20 made a comprehensive opening proposal that included over 30 individual economic asks, including significant increases in differentials, accelerated step movement with additional proposed steps,… Read More.

CNA Bargaining Update – Jan. 22, 2024

January 26, 2024

Negotiations reconvened between WHHS and CNA for a new 4-year Memorandum of Understanding on January 22, 2024, the parties’ first meeting since their last bargaining session on December 14, 2023. Despite proposals continuing to be passed across the table by both parties and the Hospital explicitly advising that it has not yet extended a Last,… Read More.