Keck Hospital bargaining update (June 15, 2021)

Published Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Today was our third bargaining session with the Employer with all three bargaining units (Keck / Norris, Ambulatory Clinics, and the Call Center) together at one table.  Keck gave us comprehensive counter proposals on wages, time off, benefits and holidays for all groups.  The company has responded to our unity and perseverance by coming closer to our positions and agreeing to restore Norris Holiday pay, increasing starting rates for most job classifications, increasing shift and weekend differentials and standby rates, and implementing wage scales that go up every year.

The Bargaining Committee will review their proposals very closely and prepare counter proposals. Our first reaction is that restoring the holiday pay at Norris is an important win, and while there’s definitely improvement on other issues there is much we need to continue to work on.

We will meet tomorrow night to fully analyze  their wage and other economic proposals in detail and will prepare to continue negotiations on Thursday.  Our fight is not over, but today we made progress.

In Unity,
Gabby Guzman, Call Center Scheduler
NUHW Bargaining Committee