On May 3rd, union members from both of our Ascension-St. Francis Hospital bargaining units overwhelmingly voted in support of the tentative agreements for the new 2-year Service/Tech contract and 3-year RN contract. The contracts are now considered ratified, and are in effect as of May 3rd.
This negotiation was unlike any other in recent history for our union at St. Francis. We had so much ground to make up for after all we've been through the last two years. After 8 months, 28 meetings, a federal mediator, and hours upon hours of work, we believe we reached the best possible deal with Ascension.