Union Contract Matters

HOA Negotiation Schedule

Beginning Jan. 13, 2020, the bargaining teams will meet weekly on Monday evenings.

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This week, our teams were joined by Paul Castillo, Chief Financial Officer of Michigan Medicine and Dr. David Spahlinger, President, University of Michigan Health System, as a well as a mediator from the Michigan Employee Relations Commission (“MERC”).

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This week, a mediator from the Michigan Employee Relations Commission joined our teams to support positive, solutions-oriented discussions.

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After our April 2 bargaining session, HOA indicated that they would like some time to review the status of negotiations, and that their availability would understandably be limited in upcoming weeks due to the pandemic response. The parties continued to communicate during the next several weeks, and the HOA accepted the University’s invitation to return to the bargaining table on April 27.

This week, our teams met via teleconference to discuss a variety of matters related to the House Officer experience on- and off-campus. We have made progress on proposals related to providing certain advance notice with scheduling, off campus assignments, orientation, parking and economic topics.

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Our teams met twice (Monday, 3/30, and Tuesday, 3/31) this week to advance our shared goals to create the best possible House Officer experience.
 
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This week, we are pleased to share that we reached a verbal, tentative agreement regarding parental leave and felony disclosure requirements.

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This week, our teams focused again on developing solutions that enable House Officers to have the best possible training experience, clear visibility and voice into key issues, and processes and procedures that are fair and responsive to their unique needs. 

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Negotiations resumed Monday after a brief, one-week break.

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This week’s negotiation session saw continued, though gradual, progress. We are pleased to share that we have reached tentative agreements regarding Bereavement Leave and the UH South Wellness Center, and we expect to formalize a tentative agreement on Vacation intended to enhance and support House Officer wellness at our next meeting.

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Our teams continue to work together to deliver thoughtful, thorough and responsive proposals that support the long-term growth and success of our team members.

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At Monday evening’s negotiation session, both teams continued to spend time discussing original proposals previously presented and new counterproposals based off discussions at prior negotiation sessions.

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At this week’s bargaining session, both bargaining teams continued the process of presenting initial proposals on various subjects in the collective bargaining agreements, taking the time to explain the issue each proposal is intended to resolve and to answer the other team’s questions about the proposals

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At the second bargaining session, the teams devoted their time to reviewing and discussing their proposals.

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The first bargaining session took place on Monday, Jan. 13, with discussions largely focused on establishing meeting protocols and sharing drafts of initial proposals. More substantive updates will be shared when more information becomes available.

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