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.