It's Time for Agreement

After more than a year of trying to negotiate a new contract for our nurses, Salinas Valley Memorial welcomes the review of an independent, third party Factfinder, and we accept the vast majority of the recommendations made in the Factfinder Report.

At Salinas Valley Memorial, we are proud of our reputation for clinical excellence and superior patient care. We have made a significant number of economic compromises to reach this point. This website documents 18 months of communication, transparency and compromise in an effort to reach agreement with our nurses. With the Factfinder report in, we hope California Nurses Association joins us in this opportunity to resolve our contract differences so that we can move forward and work collaboratively for the benefit of our patients.

Factfinder Report

April 29, 2015 The report by Factfinder Barry Winograd becomes public.
Full Report Read Here

Factfinding Summary and SVMHS Acceptance

After careful consideration to the recommendations made by the Factfinder, the hospital changes it's previous offer.
Factfinder Recommendation and SVMHS Action Read Here

SVMHS Letter to CNA dated April 29, 2015

April 29, 2015 The report by Factfinder Barry Winograd becomes public.
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Factfinder Report

Revised Last, Best and Final Offer based on Factfinder Report
Revised Restructsuring Read Here

Letter from SVMHS to Nurses dated May 1, 2015

SVMHS sent a letter to the home of our nurses along with a copy of a letter written to CNA union representatives and the Factfinding Summary.
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Letter from SVMHS to CNA dated May 1, 2015

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SVMHS Memo to staff regarding Strike Notice

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SVMHS Letter to Nurses dated May 20, 2015

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SVMHS Memo to Staff Regarding Tentative Agreement dated May 22, 2015

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Important Negotiation Dates

  • February – December 2014: Bargaining
  • December 18, 2014: Impasse Declared
  • January 16, 2015: Agreement to Proceed with Factfinding
  • March 3 and 4, 2015 Mediation
  • April 1, 2015 Factfinding
  • April 2, 2015 Mediation
  • April 29, 2015 Factfinding Report Released
  • May 1, 2015 SVMHS accepts Factfinder Recommendations
  • May 15, 2015 CNA delivers 10 day strike notice
  • May 22, 2015 Tentative Agreement/Union Withdraws Strike Notice

Factfinding Documents

Prior to the Factfinding process, SVMHS spent more than a year in on and off negotiations with CNA to reach agreement on a new contract. Before going into mediation and Factfinding, both submitted their position statements to the Factfinder.

Proposed Nurse Restructuring

A thoughtful restructuring proposal based on based practices around the country is designed to improve patient care and give nurses more support. With the acceptance of the fact-finders report, SVMHS has elected not to move forward on its proposals related to the transfer of bargaining unit work at the present time.