Hospital management and RN union employees ratify collective bargaining agreement

Saturday, January 13, 2024

After an exceptional level of collaboration during RN contract negotiations, Cabell Huntington Hospital (CHH) management and RN union employees today ratified a 3-year collective bargaining agreement. The new agreement replaces a 3-year contract which was in effect from Jan. 15, 2021 through Jan. 15, 2024.

Members of CHH leadership and SEIU 1199 negotiating committees joined together in good faith negotiations for three days this week to finalize a contract that is beneficial for all involved.

“The health care environment has undergone significant changes in recent years,” stated Tim Martin, chief operating officer, CHH. “To best build transparency and collaboration, we listened carefully to learn what truly mattered to the negotiating committee and our nurses, then focused on meeting those needs and enhancing our position as an employer of choice in the region. By doing that, we were able to find common ground and reach a mutually beneficial agreement. I commend all members of the negotiation teams for their professionalism and commitment to the process.”