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St. Francis Chapters Reach Tentative Agreement

On October 2nd, 2018, your St. Francis Bargaining Team reached a Tentative Contract Agreement with Ascension management. This concluded weeks of proposal exchanges and discussion regarding wages, staffing, PTO, healthcare and much more! The Bargaining Team is strongly recommending members  vote to ratify the agreement, and there will be an in-depth presentation at the ratification vote. The Ratification Vote will be held on October 11th, 2018 in the 8th floor Auditorium from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM.  Union leaders and staff will be there to answer questions from members so everyone has a full understanding of what they are voting on. Only full dues paying members can vote; non-members can sign membership cards the day of ratification if they would like to vote.  

We want to THANK YOU ALL for the support you all have given through this process. Many of you signed the petition critical of management’s proposal to take away time and one-half for on call and premium pay, as well as wore button/pins/stickers showing solidarity with your Bargaining Team. Your efforts were successful because management took that proposal off the table—WE WON, AND WE WON TOGETHER!

Another thing to note, is that management  did not initially want to offer anything higher than a 2% raise and wanted to keep raises tied to performance evaluations, which are  too subjective. Very few members score at the top despite giving quality care day in and day out. Again, with your public support and engagement, your Bargaining Team was able to move them beyond that mark!  

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