Important Update Regarding Withdrawal of Strike Notice
We are pleased to announce that SPNN/UNAC has rescinded their 10-day strike notice and that there will be no strike by Sharp's nurses on Monday, November 28. While the Union and Sharp have not reached an agreement on a new collective bargaining contract, the parties will continue their negotiations toward that goal. This is an excellent development for our patients, the San Diego community and our employees.
There have been several questions that have come forward regarding SPNN/UNAC's decision to rescind their 10-day strike notice. We would like to provide you additional information regarding Union Security, which both parties reached tentative agreement on Sunday, November 27. Current registered nurses who have chosen not to pay dues will continue to have the option to pay dues or not. The agreement calls for newly hired registered nurses to be dues-paying members within 30 days of their employment.
Following 90 days of employment, newly hired nurses will have a five-day period in which to make a choice to continue paying dues or not. There was also a tentative agreement that SPNN/UNAC will not provide an additional strike notice prior to January 1, 2017. There was no discussion or tentative agreement reached today on the Professional Advancement Model. Sharp and SPNN/UNAC will meet on Tuesday, November 29, to continue negotiation on the collective bargaining agreement. We remain optimistic and look forward to reaching a new agreement as soon as possible.