Rochester General Hospital (RGH) and the Rochester Union of Nurses & Allied Professionals (RUNAP) met today for our 21st bargaining session since negotiations began in October of last year. The session began shortly after 10 AM and ended at just after noon. During today’s session, a Federal Mediator was once again present to assist the parties in their negotiations.

Unfortunately, today’s session was not productive. While RGH had hoped to reach some Tentative Agreements (TAs) with the union after none were reached during the September 11th session, unfortunately, RUNAP did not offer any responsive proposals to the package of proposals that RGH presented today. RUNAP did not demonstrate any flexibility in their latest proposals, and no tentative agreements were reached. This is disappointing given how long negotiations have been going on.


During the session, RGH presented a new package of proposals that included:


Again, although RUNAP indicated it would not accept RGH’s package proposal, RUNAP made clear it would not be presenting any new proposals or counterproposals at this session.


What’s Next

RGH and RUNAP are scheduled to meet again for bargaining on September 27th. We will issue updates following future meetings 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.