As planned, small groups from Rochester General Hospital (RGH) and the Rochester Union of Nurses & Allied Professionals (RUNAP) met today for a meeting focused on staffing. The meeting was a productive one, allowing the parties to explain the concepts and intent behind their proposals, with the goal of helping both sides come to an agreement. RGH and RUNAP also had the opportunity to ask each other additional clarifying questions about specific elements within their respective proposals.
As the meeting wasn’t a bargaining session, no agreements were reached. However, both sides have committed to reviewing the information that was shared, looking into additional issues related to staffing, and meeting again soon to discuss this topic.
RGH and RUNAP are scheduled to meet again for formal bargaining sessions on September 11, September 21 and September 27. We will issue another update 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.