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HOU members ratify three-year contract

The new contract will be effective March 11, 2024
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The House Officers Union (AFSCME Local 4820) and Oregon Health & Science University are proud to announce that 96% of HOU membership has voted to ratify the new three-year contract with OHSU. The contract, which is the result of months-long negotiations, will be effective March 11, 2024.

Highlights from this agreement include:

  • $1,795 payment to current house officers, to be paid on March 15, 2024, representing a $795 one-time payment toward their housing stipend for the 2023-2024 academic year and a one-time payment of $1,000.
  • 15.25% of wage increases represented in this three-year agreement: 6.5% in academic years 2024-2025, 4.5% in 2025-2026 and 4.25% 2026-2027.
  • Housing stipend: $3,500 in 2024 and wage-tied increases for years 2025 and 2026.
  • Education stipend: $1,000 annual stipend.
  • Meal money: A tiered meal money plan ranging from $25 to $375 per month, based on program scheduling.
  • Bilingual bonus: $1,000 annually for proficient qualifying house officers.
  • Chief Resident Salary Supplement: $125 per month for qualifying duties.
  • Insurance: Domestic partners and children up to 26 years old are secured.
  • Improved leave: Professional, vacation, sick and bereavement.
  • Holidays: Comprehensive plan for fair distribution of scheduled holidays and mechanisms to receive an alternative day off if working on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
  • Representation on the Parking and Transportation committee.

HOU and OHSU thank each of their bargaining team members for their guidance and time invested in the bargaining process. 

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