May 10, 2012
Negotiators for EMMC and the union that represents its nurses returned to the bargaining table today. After 11 hours of negotiations, the two sides were unable to reach an agreement.
May 4, 2012:
EMMC and Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses United are unable to reach a contract agreement before the contract expired. EMMC learned of the union's plans to hold a one day informational picket on its campuses on Tuesday, May 15, 2012.
EMMC and Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses United return to bargaining table in the hopes of reaching a nursing contract agreement before current contract expires in May of 2012.
April 28, 2011:
EMMC and union reach a one year agree.
April 13, 2011:
EMMC and union continue negotiation with federal mediator. No resolution of remaining issues.
April 12, 2011:
Union votes to authorize a strike.
February 28, 2011:
EMMC and union continue negotiation with federal mediator. Key issues are: health insurance, charge nurse assignment and language regarding transfers/layoffs.
January 31, 2011:
EMMC and union continue negotiation with federal mediator. Despite compromises on both sides, key issues remain the same.
December 8, 2010:
EMMC and union continue negotiations with the assistance of a federal mediator.
November 29, 2010:
EMMC and union return to the bargaining table. A representative from the Governor’s office was also in attendance. Key issues include: mandated staffing ratios, health insurance, transfer and layoff/bumping language.
November 22-24, 2010:
EMMC locks out striking nurses; care provided by replacement nurses.
November 22, 2010:
Union holds 1-day strike.
November 4, 2010:
Union asks members to vote to accept or reject EMMC final offer; authorizing a potential strike vote.
October 11, 2010:
Union conducts informational picket.
September 30, 2010:
No agreement reached on contract. Nurses continued working while negotiations continued.
EMMC and MSNA/National Nurses United once again began discussions toward a new contract set to expire on September 30, 2011.
EMMC and MSNA/California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee began to negotiate a new contract. The issues focused on wages, health insurance and benefits. The union threatened a strike if their demands were not met. After 4 months, a contract was signed.
EMMC and Maine State Nurses Association successfully negotiated a new, three-year contract.