CPMC workers ratify one-year contract, continue bargaining for more

February 24th, 2021

NUHW members at California Pacific Medical Center, Sutter Health’s flagship hospital and the second-largest hospital in California, recently voted to ratify a new one-year contract with a 3 percent across-the-board pay increase.

Our bargaining team was negotiating a three-year contract with management, but with both sides far apart on several important long-term issues, everyone agreed to settle a short-term contract that will provide immediate raises. NUHW members will continue negotiating for additional benefits and protections in the next round of bargaining.

The contract also includes the establishment of departmental meetings with directors to resolve ongoing issues and several articles around staffing, PTO, and grievances. 

“This is a great outcome,” said Alex Muhanoff, head housekeeping aide at CPMC. “We get a raise now while we negotiate on other important things.”