ICYMI: Contract Negotiations Update
In case you missed the email that was sent to all SHARE members on December 21st, it’s printed below. The SHARE negotiating team can use your help! Hope to see you at an event soon.
Keep your eyes peeled for more updates . . .
Our contract negotiations continue. Of course, a raise will be coming, but we do not yet have agreement about the amount or structure of that raise.
We would all hope to have agreed by now on a wage package. We know that the non-union employees got a 2% raise last week. Money is always the most difficult part of contract talks. Many of you will remember this from previous years, and know that negotiating a good deal often requires work and time that extends some months beyond the contract expiration. The SHARE Negotiating Team is committed to getting the best raises possible for SHARE members – we know that SHARE members are depending on raises to make economic progress for our families.
We are planning events for January to support a strong contract and get these negotiations done. The events will help our hospital community understand the importance of these negotiations, and the importance of the work that SHARE members do to keep UMass Memorial running. Mark you calendars now, and watch for more details:
Thursday, January 10 – Faculty Conference Room at University, 11:30-1:30
Wednesday, January 16 – Knowles Hall, Memorial, 11:30-1:30
As always, would like to especially thank those of you who cover the work in your department while a colleague must be away for negotiations, and to thank everyone who is working to keep our hospital running strong through the upcoming holidays.
We will post more details to the SHARE website soon. We look forward to your continued support and participation to help move forward toward contract agreement. And we wish everyone very happy holidays.