St. Francis Bargaining Update: May 16, 2011

May 2011

St. Frances Registered Nurses Association and St. Francis Medical Center Negotiations started this morning at Long Beach Marriott in Long Beach. The Bargaining Team felt strongly supported by the tremendous turn out during the first day. After the Introduction and opening statements, Management made presentations on financial status and pension information.

Our Bargaining Team presented 13 proposals on the following issues:

  • Discipline & Discharge
  • Grievance Procedure
  • Seniority
  • Probation & Evaluation
  • Leave of Absence
  • Education
  • Specialty Pay & More.

We had RNs from all over the hospital that attended and participated, coming from all different units with varying lengths of seniority. Dozens of nurses stayed all day to show their support.

We believe our proposals are reasonable and address some key issues; we are looking forward to Management’s response on Tuesday.

Join us tomorrow May 17 starting at 11:00 AM and on Wednesday May 18 at 10:00 AM and show your support.

Long Beach Marriott Hotel
4700 Airport Plaza Drive
Long Beach, CA 90815