Negotiations Become Intense; SEIU 1991 members say “Pay us the Market.”

Yesterday, March 1st, SEIU 1991 put additional pay proposals on the table that are important to our members.

On February 15th, the team proposed a 12% COLA / retention wage increase and many market adjustments for our “in demand” nurses and healthcare professionals, based upon the great research and presentations made by members. For all members whose job classes still do not meet the current market, market adjustment proposals range from 12.6% up to nearly 30%, including 20% for CSNs. Every member would receive either the COLA / retention wage increase OR a market adjustment, whichever is greater. 

Yesterday, SEIU 1991 put additional pay proposals on the table. The bargaining team looked carefully for compression on certain pay scales and steps. The team proposed the following new economic proposals:


  •  On-call pay – RNs and PROs

Employees designated as on-call shall be paid fifteen dollars 15.00 per hour.

  • Shift Differential – RNs

Clarified shift differentials apply to all shifts including extra shifts.

  • Preceptor Pay/ Charge Pay 

Preceptor pay $3.00 per hour. Charge pay raised to $3.50 per hour.

  • Additional steps to several classifications in both RNs and PROS.


Management offered a COLA of 8%. They also proposed a “career ladder system” for CSNs only, which would take at least one year for CSNs to jump through many hoops to get money. Management said “the career ladder is the market adjustment.”

Our team objected. The market is the market.


We believe we have put nearly everything on the table and now bargaining truly begins.

COME TO THE NEXT BARGAINING SESSION, THURSDAY MARCH 9th, from 1 – 5 p.m., and support your bargaining team as negotiations heat up!

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