HPAE Locals 5131 and 5621 put forward a comprehensive package of proposals on April 12th. The proposals included nurse to patient staffing ratios, limits for on-call, reducing reassignments and wage increases.
Both locals met with Hospital management for a second day of negotiations yesterday. We had substantive discussions on issues that included job postings, layoffs and involuntary cancellations.
We will be meeting again on April 27th.