The elected Bargaining Team for Registered Nurses in BU’s 311 and 312 has voted unanimously for a Tentative Agreement that protects patients and addresses chronic nurse retention issues in LA County!
It is a huge victory for RNs, who mounted a historic Unfair Labor Practice strike campaign and forced the County back to the table to bargain in good faith.
Nearly a dozen new wins were gained in the last round of intensive bargaining that took place over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Those wins include Title 22 nurse-to-patient ratio task forces and protections, a minimum salary growth range of 16.75% and the removal of all takeaways that were previously proposed by the County.
In addition, the Bargaining Team secured a $500 signing bonus for all RNs.
A ratification schedule and complete Tentative Agreement summary will be released soon for RNs to review. The proposed 3-year contract will then need to be voted on and ratified in order to take effect. In the meantime, check the RN Headquarters at www.seiu721.org regularly and text SEIU to 31966 for updates. When we fight, we win!
The following are some highlights from the Tentative Agreement, Click Here for the Full Highlight Flyer!
Registered Nurse BU 311/312 General Economic Improvements
November 15, 2018…….2% Salary increase
January 1, 2019…….2% Retention Incentive Bonus (one-time)for employees with 3 years of County service
October 1, 2019…..2.5% Salary increase
January 1, 2020……1% Salary increase
January 1, 2020…..Additional 2% Retention Incentive Bonus (one-time) for employees with 7 years of County service
October 1, 2020……..2.5% Salary increase
January 1, 2021………2.75% Salary increase after completion of Salary Step 9
Immediately upon approval……..$500 Signing Bonus