WHHS Labor Facts

Updates on Labor Negotiations from Washington Hospital Healthcare System

Mediator to Help Reach New Contract with Local 6

June 21, 2016

As was stated previously regarding the Local 6 negotiations, the Hospital’s bargaining team is interested in keeping everyone updated on the status of the negotiations following the membership’s failure to ratify the tentative agreements that the Hospital and the union signed on April 14.  As a follow up, a joint meeting with the Hospital’s bargaining… Read More.

Union Postponed Ratification Vote Results in Rejected Tentative Agreement – Significant Wage Increases for its Members Delayed

June 10, 2016

It is with great disappointment that Washington Hospital received the news on May 26 that the members of Local 6 did not ratify the tentative agreement that the Hospital and union jointly reached on April 14. Upon reaching the tentative agreement, the union’s negotiating team conveyed to the Hospital that it would be recommending approval… Read More.

Board of Directors Approve Ratified Contract with CNA

June 1, 2016

The Washington Township Health Care District Board of Directors unanimously approved a new four-year contract with the California Nurses Association at its May 25 meeting.  The agreement had been ratified by CNA membership on Friday, May 20. “The Board took quick action to ensure our nurses are being paid at market rates and receive the… Read More.

Tentative Four-Year Agreement Reached

May 17, 2016

Washington Hospital 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 July 2015 and will provide compensation to Washington Hospital’s RNs that is competitive with the… Read More.

Let’s resolve our differences at the bargaining table now

May 11, 2016

Washington Hospital has a long and proud tradition of staffing our facility with organized labor. The Hospital is home to six bargaining units.  Negotiating fair and equitable labor agreements with each union at Washington Hospital is guided by the Washington Township Health Care District compensation policy of tandem and parity.  Simply put, the policy dictates… Read More.

CNA Bargaining Update – 4/25/16

April 27, 2016

Washington Hospital met on Monday, April 25, with the California Nurses Association for another round of negotiations. As you recall, the Hospital presented its initial economic proposals in the March 7 bargaining session and has been awaiting the union’s response.  Rather than simply respond to the Hospital’s initial proposal, this session began at 10:15 a.m…. Read More.

Bargaining to Continue on April 25

March 31, 2016

Since the last bargaining session on March 7, where the Hospital’s bargaining team presented its initial wage proposal, the Hospital has been very assertive in wanting to get back to the bargaining table for further discussions so that we may work towards concluding these negotiations.  The Hospital offered nine dates in March which unfortunately did… Read More.

Hospital Makes Initial Economic Proposals to CNA

March 9, 2016

The Hospital and CNA met for another bargaining session on March 7.  In the prior session between representatives of Washington Hospital and CNA in February 2016, CNA presented its opening wage proposal. When the parties met again on March 7, the Hospital then presented its initial wage proposal. The Hospital proposed a four-year agreement with… Read More.

Next Bargaining Session Set for March 7

March 2, 2016

Washington Hospital’s bargaining team will meet with CNA for another negotiation session on March 7. Nine additional dates in March have been offered, by the Hospital’s bargaining team, for consideration by CNA in an effort to meet more often so that both sides can make meaningful progress in reaching an agreement on a new contract. … Read More.

Hospital Receives Partial Economics; including CNA Wage Proposal

February 5, 2016

The bargaining teams for Washington Hospital and CNA met on Monday, February 1, for another negotiating session.  Since negotiations commenced in July 2015, the Hospital’s bargaining team has repeatedly requested all economic proposals — which includes wages — from CNA. Toward the end of the most recent bargaining session on February 1, the Hospital finally… Read More.