Union Contract Matters

Michigan Medicine is committed to fostering productive and mutually beneficial relationships with the unions that represent segments of our work force. Transparent communication about the priorities, concerns, and issues of both union and Michigan Medicine bargaining teams is an important piece of the negotiation process for the Labor Relations team.  Routine updates on ongoing negotiations will be provided here.

Additional information and data related to the 2022 negotiations with MNA/UMPNC can be found in this fact sheet

Latest News

Michigan Medicine passed another package of updated proposals to MNA/UMPNC for consideration. This package included proposals on staffing and scheduling, overtime, and paid time off. Michigan Medicine also provided an updated proposal on items for NPs and APRNs.

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Negotiations continued over the last two weeks as Michigan Medicine and MNA/UMPNC representatives met to review the status of current proposals and continue discussions. 

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This week's update includes information about a few tentative agreements that the teams reached and also provides further clarification on Michigan Medicine's proposal regarding CSR. 

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After two weeks of 5-day negotiations, representatives from Michigan Medicine and MNA/UMPNC made progress in a few key areas. This week's update includes information on what is in the most recent Michigan Medicine package proposal. 

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This week marked the start of a two-week period of bargaining sessions, in which Michigan Medicine and MNA/UMPNC are scheduled to meet five days a week, with a goal of reaching a tentative agreement by Friday, May 20.

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Similar to last week’s negotiating sessions, Michigan Medicine received additional proposals from MNA/UMPNC this week on various topics including staffing and scheduling, shift and weekend premiums, workload review, and charge nurse guidelines. 

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This week, UMPNC provided their initial counterproposals and additional proposals to Michigan Medicine.

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Conversations during this week’s negotiations focused heavily on staffing.

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This week, both negotiating teams spent majority of the bargaining sessions in separate caucuses with their own team, reviewing proposals received from the other team and preparing counterproposals. 

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A representative from the Michigan Medicine Nursing Recruitment and Retention team joined the negotiation teams on Thursday to share information on staffing levels. 

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This week’s discussions focused primarily on staffing and a proposal submitted by MNA/UMPNC regarding mandatory nurse-to-patient staffing ratios which is a key component in staffing discussions. The University is currently reviewing the proposal to determine how it impacts the rest of the contract. 

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