Keck/Norris bargaining update #10 (April 29, 2021)

Published Thursday, April 29, 2021

Fellow Union Members,

Today we focused on our pandemic, health and safety proposal and had a long discussion with the Hospital about their commitment to provide adequate PPE, the creation of a committee to monitor any pandemic related events and respond appropriately. We discussed the use of extended illness if employees are forced to quarantine. We discussed housing in the event of future pandemic, flexing without forcing us to use our PTO and many other topics related to our safety and that of our patients. 

It is disappointing that the Employer is dragging their feet to our proposed health and safety language because this was a top concern among many of our members which they expressed in their bargaining surveys. 

The Employer has said they are working on a counter proposal to our economic package. While we did not receive that today, we expect them to respond tomorrow to at least some of our economic items. 

The Bargaining Committee is laser focused on improving the standards we have fought to achieve over the years. We look forward to a productive day tomorrow. 

In solidarity,
Natalie Couch
Radiology Tech
NUHW Bargaining Committee
Keck Hospital