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UNAP Local 5082 Continues Negotiations With Memorial Hospital of RI
Local 5082 of the UNAP has been in negotiations with management at Memorial Hospital of RI (MHRI) for a new contract since last May, and the negotiations continue into the New Year. The negotiations present a more complex set of issues than normal. MHRI has been in affiliation talks with Care New England for some time now and the Local wants to make sure that the affiliation and its impact on terms and conditions of employment is fully addressed. In addition, MHRI is looking to freeze the defined benefit pension plan and replace it with a defined contribution plan, which is of major concern to the Local. To date, no agreement has been reached.
Westerly Locals Negotiate Successor Agreements With New Purchaser
The Union at the Westerly Hospital
Brattleboro Retreat Local Wages Successful Battle
for One Year Contract 2012 - 2013
Success at the bargaining table
Kent Members Vote to Extend Contract
Members of the Kent Hospital Local approved a one year extension to their current contract. The current contract that was set to expire on June 30, 2014 will now run through June 30, 2015. The agreement locks in medical insurance premium splits through 2016 with pay raises of 2% each year plus steps and longevity increases.