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Session 10: OHSU-GRU bargaining update

GRU bargaining

Members of the Oregon Health & Science University and Graduate Researchers United bargaining teams met in-person Tuesday, May 23, in their tenth collective bargaining session.

OHSU proposals 

Article 12, Time Off: OHSU countered offering a one-time front load of five days of PTO in an effort to ensure that first-year graduate researchers (GRs) have paid time off upon initial appointment as a GR.

GRU counter-proposals

  • New article and Memorandum of Understanding – Labor Management and Contract Education and Misinformation: GRU presented a package that addresses the creation of a joint labor management committee, which would also act as a vehicle for addressing contract training and misinformation.
  • Article 9, Health Insurance and Other Benefits: GRU accepted OHSU’s proposal on notifications regarding benefits and proposed that OHSU cover the premium for up to three dependents, lower the out-of-pocket maximum, and lower dependent care reimbursements.

Going forward  

The teams will next meet virtually on Tuesday, May 30, with bi-monthly-to-weekly meetings as determined by the teams.

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