Rochester General Hospital (RGH) and the Rochester Union of Nurses & Allied Professionals (RUNAP) met today for our 18th bargaining session since negotiations began in October of last year and the first since the RUNAP strike of August 4-6. The session began around 10 AM and ended after 3 PM. During today’s session, a Federal Mediator was present to assist the parties in their negotiations.

Today, the parties reached four (4) tentative agreements. The agreements included:


During today’s session, RGH presented two sets of non-economic counterproposals to help move the parties closer to a full agreement. The first set included:


RGH also presented a two-party package proposal focused on Management Rights and Union Security:


Based on responses from RUNAP on several of these items, and discussion between the parties, RGH and RUNAP signed the four Tentative Agreements mentioned above.


What’s Next

RGH and RUNAP are scheduled to meet again for bargaining on August 17.  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.