2.6.24 Labor Negotiation News

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Feb. 6, 2024 Dear Providence Alaska Medical Center Nursing Leaders: PAMC and AaNA meet for a third contract nego�a�on session On Feb. 5-6, Providence Alaska Medical Center (PAMC) and the Alaska Nurses Associa�on (AaNA) met for a third two-day session to nego�ate a new contract covering PAMC nurses. The teams discussed several topics, including order of overstaff, registry shi� requirements, paid �me off (PTO) requests, short term disability and compensa�on. We are happy to report the teams reached tenta�ve agreement on contract ar�cles covering leaves of absence and defini�ons and moved closer to finding agreement on other outstanding non-economic items. Reviewing wage schedule steps The current wage schedule for PAMC nurses was writen in 1999 – 25 years ago. Both teams agreed it made sense to review the percent increases between steps. Specifically, the teams are looking at whether steps later in the schedule need to be modified for more experienced nurses. Wage proposals exchanged by both par�es Both the PAMC and AaNA teams exchanged wage proposals during this session. The PAMC team maintained its proposed across-the-board 3% increase for the first year of the new contract – the same amount as year-one of the most recent contract. PAMC also proposed modifica�ons to the wage schedule in the first year that would result in a more than 2% increase to overall wage costs. The PAMC team maintained its proposed across-the-board increases for year two (2%) and increased year three by another quarter percent (to 1.75%). The next bargaining session is scheduled for March 5-6, and we know both teams will con�nue to exchange compensa�on proposals. Keeping you informed We are here to answer your ques�ons and discuss issues you care about. Email communica�on.phsa@providence4.onmicroso�.com and look to Labor Nego�a�on News for the latest updates a�er each bargaining session. These updates are also available online for your easy access. Feel free to share this informa�on in conversa�ons with your teams. 2024 Contract Nego�a�ons Bargaining Team • Rachelle Wills, atorney • Lisa Arnold, human resource consultant • Jenny McConnel, human resources business partner

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