Rochester General Hospital (RGH) and the Rochester Union of Nurses & Allied Professionals (RUNAP) met today for our eighth bargaining session since negotiations began in October. The session began at 10:45 a.m. and ended at approximately 3:00pm, with both sides discussing several issues as they work towards a first collective bargaining agreement.

Importantly, both sides are now exchanging economic and staffing proposals, so the negotiations are moving to a significant new phase.


During the Session, the Parties Discussed the Following Counterproposals/Proposal from RGH:

On the other hand, RGH’s proposal builds on the hospital’s financial commitment to employees by increasing nurse base wages by 3% per year for three years. It would also maintain a higher rate for ED and ICU nurses. RGH also proposed a rate structure for future new hires. RUNAP indicated that they rejected RGH’s proposal without changing their initial position on wages.


What’s Next

RGH and RUNAP are scheduled to meet again for bargaining on Tuesday, April 11. We will issue another update following that session to keep you informed. You can sign up to receive email or text alerts when a new bargaining update is posted to the website and also submit any questions. Please visit for more information.