Negotiations Update! November 27 & 30, 2023 & December 04, 2023!

All proposals are available at Labor Relations – RNPA Negotiations  
for your review!
 

Negotiations Update
12/08/2023

 

RNPA and the County met for contract negotiations on November 27, November 30, and December 4, 2023. Below are the bulleted summaries along with the proposals and/or counter proposals submitted by both parties.  In addition, RNPA submitted the attached salary information (RNPA Salary Data) comparing a CN II Step 2, CN II Step 3, CN Step 5 with the other hospitals in our community of interest.  We compared annual salaries including weekend, preceptor, PM, and NOC shift differential, and Charge Pay differential to highlight that RNPA is not only behind the area wage market, but our current differentials are inadequate and need to be increased and agreed upon if we want to be able recruit and retain nurses in this very competitive market. When you review the County’s differential proposals, please note that the proposals state the increase will be “…effective 13- months after adoption of the Board of Supervisors.” 

For your review, click on either the County’s Proposal or RNPA’s Proposal as listed in each article as they are hyperlinks.

RNPA Proposal and MOU SectionClick on RNPA Proposals from 11/27County submitted the following counter proposalsClick on County  Proposals 11/30Tentative
Agreements (TA)
11/27 Proposal #21 – Section 8.18 – Alternate Work Scheduled •Memorializes a PERB decision which gives RNPA access to survey information of our members RNPA’s Proposal
 
   
11/27 Proposal #19 – Section 9.8 Sick -Leave Conversion to PTO– •Clarifies language and adds two more days of conversion.RNPA’s Proposal  
 
   
11/27 Proposal #15 – Section 18.4 In-service Education Program
• Addresses nurses being away from the bedside to complete mandatory trainings
RNPA’s Proposal
 
   
11/27 Proposal #11 – Section 11.6 Educational Leave
•Added 20 hours to ED Leave Bank each July 1
•Streamline approval process for Homestudy
12/4 Counter Proposal
RNPA’s Proposal  
 
 
 
 
 
December 5, 2023:
RNPA’s Proposal
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11/27 Proposal #10 –  Section 11.3 Leave for Jury Duty or Subpoena • Clarifies language pertaining to subpoenas and returning to workRNPA’s Proposal
 
  Tentative
Agreement
11/27 Proposal #8 – Section 6.5 Counseling & Unfavorable Reports •10 day timeframe to issue a counseling.
•Purge counseling after 1 year
•Purge all formal and informal discipline when it expires.  
RNPA’s Proposal
 
   
11/27 Proposal #5 – Section 18.5 -Staff Meetings
•Virtual Meeting option available
•3 days to distribute minutes and 30 minutes to read and ask questions with compensation.
•If required in person – nurse eligible for 4 hour minimum.
RNPA’s Proposal
 
   
11/27 Proposal #4 – Section 6.1 -Probation
•6-month probationary period when you change classes outside of a series
•No extension of probationary period because of tardiness – LWOP
RNPA’s Proposal
 
 County’s Proposal 
11/27 Proposal #2 – Article 2 – No Discrimination
•Agreed to legal definitions in language
RNPA’s Proposal
 
  Tentative
Agreement
11/27 Proposal #1 – Article 1 – Recognition
•Listed all RNPA represented classifications
RNPA’s Proposal
 
  Tentative
Agreement
11/21 Proposal #41 – Appendix A Salaries
7% 2023,
7% 2024,
6% 2025
RNPA’s Proposal
 
11/30 Proposal
Salaries
2% 2023,
2% 2024,
2.5% 2025
County’s Proposal 
11/13 – RNPA submitted Proposal #16 – Section 16.6 – Arbitrators 
•Replaced 2 Arbitrators
12/4- RNPA submitted counter Proposal
RNPA’s Proposal  
 
 
December 5, 2023:
RNPA’s Proposal
 County’s ProposalTentative
Agreement
11/13 Proposal #6 – Section 6.3- Personnel Files
 
RNPA’s Proposal
 
 County’s Proposal 
12/4 Proposal # 31 Section 8.23 – Preceptor Pay
•Proposed $4.75 Hourly differential
December 5, 2023:
RNPA’s Proposal
11/30 Proposal Section 8.23 – Preceptor/Clinical Partner Role and Pay Differential
•Increase to $2.50 13- months after adoption of the BOS
•Did not consider including other classifications.  
County’s Proposal 
  11/30 Proposal Section 8.17 – Hazard Pay/DETENTION Pay •Increase to $3.50 13- months after adoption of the BOS •Unwilling to add any other areas to this payCounty’s Proposal 
12/4 Proposal # 27 – Section 8.14 – Float Differential
•Proposed 9. 5% float differential pay  
December 5, 2023:
RNPA’s Proposal
11/30 Proposal Section 8.14 – Float
•Increase Float Pay to $2.50 •Unwilling to acknowledge in discussion that the County will not mandatorily float nurses to other hospitals and areas
County’s Proposal 
  11/30 Proposal Section 8.11 & 8.12 – Charge Nurse Pay
•Increase to $4.00 13- months after adoption of the BOS
County’s Proposal 
  11/30 Proposal Section 8.9 & 8.10 – Shift Differentials
•Increase PM differential to $6.75 •Unwilling to change structures of differential if they fall on different shifts.
County’s Proposal 
  Section 7.7 –Automatic Check Deposit
•Clean-up language  
 Tentative
Agreement
  Section 9.1 – Purpose
•Included Juneteenth in accrual factor -13 holidays
 Tentative
Agreement
11/27 & 12/4 Proposal #3 – Section 10.4 – Bereavement
•3 days charged to no bank.
•2 days charged to sick bank
OUT of STATE -an additional
•2 days charged to sick bank
•1 day charged to no bank 
December 5, 2023:
RNPA’s Proposal  
 
   

In Solidarity,

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