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Meet George Jones

Photo of President Daniel Fields Jr & George Jones.

George Jones was hired at CNMC in 1969.  Marchel Smiley first met George at the old hospital on 11th NW.  George attended the Union organizing meeting and said what he & his co-workers wanted most was to be treated with respect at work.   George is the only remaining employee who signed the petition to bring Local 722 into CNMC.

We Have A Contract

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.

Tentative Contract Agreement with Medstar Hospital Center

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.

Contract Vote
Friday, June 29, 2018
True Auditorium
7:00am – 8:30pm



2018 Contract Negotiations updates with Medstar WHC

2018 Contract Negotiations update page.  Service Employees International Union Local 722, and Medstar Washington Hospital Center.

Our Collective Bargaining Agreement with WHC expires at the end of June 30, 2018. We have begun preliminary discussions with Hospital Administration to identify bargaining dates and locations.

There is a link and download available to a short survey which provide you the opportunity to actively participate in forming which proposals we submit at the bargains table.

We look forward in hearing from you.



2018 Retiree Photos

Pictures from the Saturday, May 2018 @ Kellogg Conference Center on the campus of Gallaudet University in Washington, DC


2018 Medstar WHC Contract Survey

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.

To get started on the Survey:

  • Download PDF – fill out and Fax survey to (202) 483-6242
  • Download PDF  – fill out and Scan and email the survey to
  • Download PDF – fill out and give the survey to any Union Shop Steward
  • Click Here to complete survey online

For updates on the 2018 Medstar Washington Hospital Contract Negotiations click here

2017 Christmas Party

GREAT turnout for our Union 2017 Christmas Party.  Saturday, December 16, 2017
@ Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt, MD.

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