2018 League NegotiationsJune 13, 2018
On Wednesday, June 13 our 1199 Bargaining Committee met with League Management again, but no progress was made. 1199 members are taking this very seriously and are committed to making chapter building a priority toward winning a fair contract. More than ever we are determined to stand together as one union to protect what we have, and secure the additional benefits we have earned.
RN Negotiating Committee
This week, your 1199 Bargaining Committee met with League Management.
“Providing quality safe care is not only of great importance to our patients, but it is what will guarantee our employment and the viability of our institutions. In this healthcare climate quality of care, and not quantity of services, is now paramount. This cannot be accomplished without our Registered Nurses. It is my hope as the bosses are watching their dollars and cents, that they realize that it only makes sense to invest in their nurses.”
Barbara Jean Moody, RN, Long Island Jewish Forest Hills
“All our proposals were drafted with the intent to deliver high quality care to each of our patients. order for us to give 100% to each of our patients. bedside to take care of our patients.”
Jane A. Gerenscer, RN, Good Samaritan Hospital
On June 12, our 1199 League Negotiating Committee heard management's response to the contract proposals we submitted on May 21. They came back with their own proposal to “modify” our pension structure—which actually means cuts! 1199 members won’t stand for that. We are passionately committed to standing together to protect what we have and secure the additional benefits we have earned.
WALK IN, MAY 22
Management said our proposals were “ambitious," but we know that our demands are fair and well deserved. Remember -- we traveled to Albany to secure funding, but now the League is acting like it doesn’t have the money! So with that in mind, on Tuesday, 1199SEIU members, in our respective League institutions, walked in on Management and hand-delivered our demands for a fair contract.
On Monday, May 21, our Negotiating Committee gave its list of demands for a new, fair contract to Management from the League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes of New York.
Our Negotiating Committee, made up of members from League institutions, was energetic, passionate, and determined to stand together as one union to protect what we have, and secure the additional benefits we have earned.