On October 11, the Union and the Medical Center (MC) settled the Layoff Arbitration which was filed in 2012. Due to the passage of time, the Union determined that clarifying the process for the future was the most important thing to gain — which we did.
It was not the Union’s intent, if we prevailed, to have nurses who were misplaced in the 2012 layoffs placed in their proper position according to the layoff process. This would have caused extreme disruption to the members. The Union decided it was in the best interest of the membership to clarify the layoff process.
The Union entered into a settlement agreement with the MC which is intended to provide a clarified process for implementing contract sections 5.04 (C) 2 and (D) 6. All terms of the existing collective bargaining agreement layoff language shall remain in effect. Existing contract language as well as the clarified portion of the layoff process remains subject to the grievance and arbitration provisions of the contract.