USC Bargaining

Keck/Norris bargaining update #12 (May 10, 2021)

Published Monday, May 10, 2021

“We just got through a pandemic and the hospital has offered us pennies. They have proposed minuscule raises that are worse than the standards that we won in 2018. The hospitals had profitable years because of our work. (Norris was the most profitable hospital in LA County last year). What was the thanks we got? They stole nine paid holidays from our Norris co-workers and stole our retirement. The Bargaining Committee is moving full steam forward with our strike vote on May 17th.
— James Ayers, Respiratory

The hospital increased their economic package, however it is way too small. 

0.5% scale inflation year one, 1% year two and 1% year three. 

THIS IS A SLAP IN THE FACE! And a step back from the standards we have fought for.

They said they are not interested in giving back Norris paid holidays. 

This is a strike issue for us. 

No increase to shift differentials

No increase to standby/on-call pay 

No fix to our broken attendance system.

Instead of honoring our sacrifices they are more invested in building Hotels and acquiring other Hospitals. 

The Nurses are standing with us and are prepared to show management their disgust by voting to strike alongside us. 

See you on Monday for our joint strike vote! Details to come. 

— Brian Dodero, Respiratory