WHHS Labor Facts

Updates on Labor Negotiations from Washington Hospital Healthcare System

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.

CNA Bargaining Update – 1/29/16

January 29, 2016

Following is an update on the progress of negotiations and the inquires Washington Hospital’s bargaining team has received with particular reference to patient safety, retention as well as wages and benefits.   Patient safety is everyone’s top priority at Washington Hospital and we recognize that our staff and caregivers are key to maintaining high-level patient… Read More.

CNA Bargaining Update – 1/11/16

January 15, 2016

The Hospital’s bargaining team and the California Nurses Association met on 1/11/16, after the holiday break to resume negotiations for a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). This negotiation session was the seventh to occur since bargaining began in July of last year.  While several issues were discussed, the most substantive issues — wages and benefits —… Read More.

CNA Bargaining Update — 12/7/15

December 9, 2015

Representatives for Washington Hospital and CNA met on Monday for the sixth bargaining session.   The session began with the Union asking the Hospital for a clarification regarding employees working off the clock.  Hospital representatives conveyed that the policy states that employees should never work off the clock and reminded the Union of a previous… Read More.

CNA Bargaining Update — 11/4/15

December 4, 2015

With six bargaining units representing a range of employees at Washington Hospital, we value all of our unions as our unions are our partners in providing top quality care at our Hospital. While Hospital staff is currently negotiating a new contract for its nurses represented by the California Nurses Association (CNA), they are looking forward… Read More.