Important Ratification Information - Health Professionals & Allied Employees

Important Ratification Information

With your support, your Negotiating Committee has worked hard to bargain a tentative agreement with Union County on behalf of Cornerstone Behavioral Health for Registered Nurses. We were able to make a number of significant improvements. Your Bargaining Team strongly recommends that you vote YES to ratify our new contract.
  1. Term of contract: Retroactive to January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021.
  2. Salaries and Wages: Annual 2% across the board wage increase with a step increment which includes retroactive pay to January 1, 2021.
  3. Freeze Healthcare Premiums: Healthcare premiums will remain at the July 2018 rate for the life of the Agreement.
  4. Holidays: Substitute Juneteenth for Lincoln’s birthday and change Washington’s birthday to President’s Day, [provided all Unions throughout Union County agree].
  5. Floating: Part time employees shall be floated in order of their FTE rank from lowest to highest, e.g.: 0.2 FTE will be floated first, then 0.4 FTE, 0.6 FTE, and then 0.8 FTE respectively.
  6. Elimination of references to Runnells and other housekeeping items: There were a number of housekeeping agreements to clean up the contract where needed as well as eliminating language no longer relevant to the Hospital.

Important Ratification Information

Helios Voting will be conducting our Contract Ratification vote. The emailing of voting instructions and Personal Identification Numbers (“PINs”) will take place on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 7:00 A.M. Voting is online only and will be available until Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
Voters with missing emails will be directed to request replacements by email Dawn Baker at
Voters are asked not to call prior to January 12, 2021 9:00 a.m. to allow sufficient time for the delivery of all emails. Your vote is confidential.
If you have any questions related to the information provided, please feel free to contact your local union rep or email​.

In Unity,

Priscilla Surles, RN, President
Elaine Blake, RN, Secretary-Treasurer
Valerie Hamer, RN, Grievance Chair