Rochester General Hospital (RGH) and the Rochester Union of Nurses & Allied Professionals (RUNAP) met today for our 22nd bargaining session since negotiations began in October of last year. The session began at 10 AM and ended around 3 PM. A Federal Mediator was present to assist the parties in their negotiations.
During today’s session, representatives from RGH and RUNAP participated in a side-bar discussion about staffing. While the parties had another productive conversation, staffing issues will be discussed in greater detail at an upcoming staffing committee meeting.
The parties also discussed a new package proposal from the Union that addressed holidays, vacation, paid sick time, paid leaves and unpaid leaves.
RGH is still reviewing the package proposal and will be responding to these items shortly.
RGH and RUNAP are scheduled to meet again for bargaining on October 2. We will issue updates following each of those sessions 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 www.RGHNursesMatter.org for more information.