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OHSU + ONA: Update on mediation, Sept. 18

OHSU ONA collective bargaining

Oregon Health & Science University has continued to respond to Oregon Nurses Association’s stated priorities during mediation. Here are the updated highlights, as of Monday, Sept. 18.

  • Historic across-the-board increases of 15% (year 1), 5.5% (year 2), 5% (year 3). OHSU has been proud to historically have the highest-paid nurses in the state. This proposal offers the highest average wages in the state: Most OHSU nurses would receive the highest total compensation in the state following ratification of the contract, and all OHSU nurses would reach that distinction by July 1, 2024.  
  • A one-time ratification payment of up to $10,000
  • Differential increased to 12% for night shift and hours changed to 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Meeting or exceeding all state-required staffing ratios by June 1, 2024.  
  • Requirement that new staffing plans do not reduce current staffing levels.  
  • A comprehensive third-party safety assessment that includes the physical environment, unit safety, training needs, self-defense training, and emergency alert systems, and a minimum investment on safety improvements of $10 million. Decisions on how to invest the $10 million will be determined by an employee committee, which will be 50% represented employees. 

OHSU looks forward to continuing to work in good faith toward a contract that supports nurses and the long-term sustainability of the organization. 

Here is a link to OHSU’s final offer with more details. 

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