Hospital & Health Care EmployeesHospital & Health Care Employees

Six Steps to Forming a Union

What can NUHHCE and a Union Contract Do For Me?

Union Representation = Job Security. You can negotiate a grievance procedure to protect your job. The grievance procedure is the ability to file an investigation into a disciplinary action or write up and challenge it. Management must prove they had “just cause” to administer the discipline. You will no longer have to fear that a supervisor can unilaterally fire you. You will have recourse with protection from your grievance procedure. If a dispute is not settled through the grievance procedure it can escalate to an arbitration. An arbitration is the ability to have a neutral third party (arbitrator) stand as a judge over any dispute and the arbitrators decision will be legally binding.

Union Contract = Voice at the Workplace. You are currently an at will employee with no voice in the decisions at your workplace. With a union contract you will bargain for your hours of work (on call, vacations, sick leave) wages (salary and benefits) and your working conditions (safety and fair treatment). You will not only have a voice at the workplace you will have a voice in your union. You will vote on your negotiating committee, contracts, delegates, and dues structure.