Rochester General Hospital (RGH) and the Rochester Union of Nurses & Allied Professionals (RUNAP) met yesterday for our 16th bargaining session since negotiations began in October of last year. Yesterday’s session began shortly after 10 AM and ended after 6 PM. During the session, a Federal Mediator was present to assist the parties in their negotiations.


During yesterday’s session, representatives from RGH and RUNAP met twice with the mediator present to discuss several of the open proposals and the financial implications of certain proposals.  Later in the meeting, RGH presented two packages of proposals in an effort to try to avoid a strike and move towards an agreement. The first package included:





RGH’s second package included:






The Parties also Discussed a package of non-economic proposals from the Union, including:




What’s Next

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