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Union Rejects Hospital Contract Proposal, Plans To Issue 10-Day Strike Notice

Reported by: Send eMail Kera Mashek
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Nov. 1, 2013 4:41 PM EDT
Updated: Nov. 3, 2013 12:20 AM EDT

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Hospital Negotiations
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Huntington , Cabell County , West Virginia

Workers at Cabell Huntington hospital have voted to reject a proposed contact plan from the hospital.

800 workers are now planning to hit the picket line after an overwhelming vote Saturday to reject a new contract from the hospital.

Some sticking points in the negotiations involve a proposal to end retiree healthcare, health insurance for 167 part-time workers, and no wage increase for employees.

Union leaders said they will now send a 10-day notice of a strike to the hospital, which will make a strike for workers effective on Nov. 14 if an agreement can not be reached.




Members of SEIU 1199, representing 800 workers at Cabell Huntington Hospital, voted Saturday to reject the hospital's most recent contract proposal and announced plans to issue a 10-day strike notice

"We firmly believe that we have offered a fair and generous contract to our workers," Charles Shumaker, media and community relations manager for Cabell Huntington, said in a news release. "We will continue to negotiate in good faith and hope to come to a resolution with SEIU 1199 very soon.




The clock is ticking for workers at Cabell Huntington Hospital to work out a new contract.

One sticking point in the negotiations involves the proposed removal of health insurance for part-time workers.

That would affect 167 employees.

Union leaders said they made sacrifices in the last contract round three years ago, when the hospital was struggling during the recession.

Rank and file workers are expected to vote on a new collective bargaining agreement by Saturday hospital officials said they have presented a fair and generous contract offer.




Nearly 800 workers at Cabell Huntington Hospital are ironing out a new contract between their union and their employer.

SEIU Local 1199 is in negotiations with hospital administration to renew a contract that expires Saturday.

"We took major concessions on health care at that point in time,” Joyce Gibson, of SEIU Local 1199, said. “We feel like we've done our part in 2010, and now that they are growing and doing well, we feel like we should not be in concessionary bargaining."



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