ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Union workers have reached a tentative agreement with Strong Memorial Hospital and the University of Rochester after their contracts expired.
The previous 3-year contracts were set to end one week ago.
Since then, the approximately 1,800 workers, represented by 1199 SEIU at Strong Memorial and SEIU Local 200 United at U of R, have been negotiating with management.
The union says it wants fair living wages, affordable health insurance and better staffing at the hospital.
1199 SEIU announced on Friday that they have reached a 2-year agreement, which they say makes “frontline caregivers feel appreciated.”
Union members will now be given a chance to review the details with a ratification vote planned for next Friday.
This means that the informational picket that was scheduled to happen Wednesday has been cancelled.