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Summary of OHSU and ONA Contract Offer, Decision to Strike

   Portland, Ore.

On Saturday, Dec. 15, OHSU nurses accepted the recommendation of their union, ONA/AFL-CIO, to reject the university's contract offer and begin a strike. Here are the details of that offer.


14% increase over 27 months
6% increase in the first year
6% increase in the second year
2% increase in months 25 - 27 (beginning Oct. 6, 2003)

Insurance Dollars

$445 employer contribution per month in year one -- the same amount paid to managers and faculty

$475 employer contribution in year two*

*During the life of the agreement, insurance dollars paid to nurses will be at least equal to the amount paid to managers and faculty

Retirement Benefits

(unchanged from previous offer)

OHSU pays both employee and employer contribution to employees' retirement accounts; totaling about 12 percent. 


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