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Keck/Norris bargaining update #7 (April 12, 2021)

Published Monday, April 12, 2021

Hi everyone,

Today we continued to discuss important items regarding seniority, layoff protections, union access, steward’s rights and release time for union stewards.

We moved closer on our union representation article but still do not have total agreement.

We also managed to come much closer to an agreement on our reduction in force article which protects our jobs in the event of layoffs.

The other important issues that we are sticking to are:

  1. Disciplines expire after a year.
  2. We need to preserve our ability to take action through picketing and leafleting.
  3. We must protect our job security and reject the employer’s proposal that they be able to subcontract our work.
  4. We need to maintain a single bargaining unit for our hospitals so that we are strong and united.

We have negotiations tomorrow and Thursday this week.

If you are off work or would like to join us, let me know!

Matthew Valencia
Radiology Tech, Keck Hospital
NUHW Bargaining Committee