On Friday, June 29, 2018, seventy-eight percent (78%} of the membership that voted, voted to accept the tentative agreement reached between us and the MedStar Washington Hospital Center. This was an overwhelming acceptance of the contract. The first year of the contract is a 3% increase in wages. This increase is retroactive to Sunday, June 24, 2018.
We know that we were able to reach this agreement due to your participation and support of the Negotiation Team. Many of you were ready to participate in the picketing that was scheduled for Monday, July 2, 2018, and were in fact disappointed that this event will not happen. That showed your readiness to fight for the fair contract that we received.
We know that there is still a lot of work for us to do. If we continue the same participation,
togetherness and drive that we showed during the negotiation process, we will be able to achieve many of our goals.
Again, congratulations, and let’s keep the momentum going.
On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, we were able to come to a tentative contract agreement with the MedStar Washington Hospital Center. This agreement is tentative until you have a chance to vote whether or not to accept it.
On Thursday, June 28, 2018, members of the Negotiation Team will be in the True auditorium from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm, to present the tentative agreement and to answer any questions that you may have. Please come on your break or off times. Do not come on work time. Come and get the correct information yourself.
Voting on the contract will take place Friday, June 29, 2018, in the True Auditorium, which is
located on the ground floor of the East Building. The time for the voting will be 7:00 am to 8:30
pm. Again, please come only on your off time or break time. Do not come on work time.
The Collective Bargaining Agreement (Contract) with the MedStar Washington Hospital Center expires on June 30, 2018. We want your input on our contract proposals which will be submitted at the bargaining table. Your responses will help us put together proposals well in advance of the actual contract negotiations, and will help us fight hardest for the things you and other members want most.