Rochester General Hospital (RGH) and the Rochester Union of Nurses & Allied Professionals (RUNAP) met yesterday for our 13th bargaining session since negotiations began in October of last year. The session began shortly before 10 AM and ended after 5 PM. This was the first bargaining session with two Federal Mediators present and the mediators spent time with both the RUNAP and RGH bargaining teams to discuss the open issues.

Today, the parties reached two tentative agreements. The agreements included: Personnel Files and Evaluations; and Health and Safety, Equipment and Supplies.

Unfortunately, despite making progress on some of these key issues and the involvement of the mediators, RUNAP is unnecessarily escalating conflict between the two parties and further requiring RGH to incur contingency expenses by talking about setting strike authorization vote dates and tentative strike dates. We hope they will reconsider as we continue to make progress towards an agreement.

During the Session, the Parties Discussed the Following Counterproposals from RGH and RUNAP:


What’s Next

RGH and RUNAP are scheduled to meet again for bargaining on Wednesday July 19 with a Federal Mediator present. We will issue another update following each 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.