On February 29th we had our first day of negotiations with Mayo for our 2024-2026 contract at Saint Mary’s. There were three passes of proposals in total, two from us and one from the employer.
There is so much we want to address this year in bargaining, too much to summarize here in this update. However some of the highlights for our priorities include wages, mandated overtime, and trainings.We made it clear as we introduced our proposals that we want to work with the employer to get a good contract done as quickly as possible. We began with mostly “non-economic” proposals, hoping to get some of the things without a specific price tag out of the way and build some momentum.
We are just getting started and there is much more bargaining to do – and we need your help! If you find yourself wanting to support your coworkers on the Bargaining Team and build pressure on Mayo, now is a great time to mark your calendar for the first Contract Action Team meeting, which will be held on Friday, March 8th. Look out for a separate invitation next week.
Our next days of negotiations will be March 14th, March 21st, and March 26th. You can expect to get more updates as we move forward towards the contract that we deserve!
Your SEIU Bargaining Team at SMH
Bargaining Priorities Survey
Bargaining Team Nomination Form
You must be a member in good standing to fill out the survey and nominations form. If you haven’t signed up yet, you can do that here.