Rochester General Hospital (RGH) and the Rochester Union of Nurses & Allied Professionals (RUNAP) met today for our 19th bargaining session since negotiations began in October of last year. The session began before 10 AM with the parties meeting separately with the federal mediator, and it ended at around 5:30 PM. As in recent past sessions, the Federal Mediator was present to assist the parties in their negotiations. Unfortunately, the parties did not enter into any Tentative Agreements today.


During the session, RGH presented two packages of proposals to address some of the open topics that RUNAP has indicated are most important. The first package focused on staffing and included:


RGH’s second package of proposals included:


The Parties also Discussed Several Counterproposals from the Union, Including:


The parties agreed to hold a separate meeting focused solely on staffing with the hopes that we can work toward a workable solutions for both parties.


What’s Next

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