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  1. Labor Relations PotpourriAWPHD ADMINISTRATORS’ RETREAT Presented by: Julie Kebler Garvey Schubert Barer206-816-1430jkebler@gsblaw.comMay 24, 2012

  2. POTPOURRI ONE

  3. LEOFF UPDATE

  4. POTPOURRI TWO

  5. Washington Public Hospitals and Strikes

  6. November 8, 2011 • Judge K. Haberly ( for Superior Court Clallam County) grants Olympic Medical Center’s summary judgment motion and orders SEIU 1199NW and all other persons in active concert or participation with SEIU 1199NW as follows: • This Order constitutes a declaration that it is unlawful for the Defendants and members of the Defendant Union as employees of Plaintiff, a public hospital, to strike against the Plaintiff; and • The Defendants and members of the Defendant Union are hereby permanently restrained and enjoined from engaging in any strike against the Plaintiff after November 8, 2011.

  7. THE PROCCESS • Temporary Restraining Order • Preliminary Injunction • Summary Judgment • Declaratory Order

  8. POTPOURRI THREE

  9. BARGAINING IMPASSE - Public Hospital Style

  10. UNILATERAL IMPLEMENTATION

  11. BARGAINING TIP for PHDs ALWAYS have your full proposal presented before the end of the termination of the CBA

  12. Unfair Labor Practice Charge Galore “Regressive Bargaining” the Claim Du Jour

  13. POTPOURRI FOUR

  14. Meal and Rest Breaks Limiting Mandatory overtime  Staffing Minimums for Safer Patient Care

  15. WSNA and Hospitals hold breath on Rest Breaks waiting for Washington Supreme Court Ruling

  16. Next on Union List ? DOL TECH TOOLS ?

  17. POTPOURRI FIVE

  18. NLRB

  19. Social Media Policy

  20. BANNERING

  21. POTPOURRI SEVEN

  22. Who Are The Key players? NOW

  23. Retail NEW CORPORATE STRUCTURE • Healthcare • Grocery • Other Industries

  24. THE ONE TO WATCH

  25. Growth Through Merger

  26. UFCW 21 + 81 MERGED MARCH 2011

  27. UFCW 21 + USNU 141??2011 TENSION?

  28. UFCW 21 + USNU 141 MERGED May 2012

  29. TURF WAR IS ON

  30. The Emperor has no clothes? Where’s the Staff?

  31. Internal Recruitment is ON ! • Union Organizer • Posted on March 21, 2012 • SEIU Healthcare 1199NW is looking for people who want to fight alongside our members for better working conditions, dignity on the job and improvements in health care for all working families. SEIU Healthcare 1199NW is a bold, democratic labor organization …Continue reading → • Political Director • Posted March 20, 2012 • Overview: The position of political director is a senior leadership position responsible for the local’s strategic political plan and development and execution of all political program functions of the local union. The political director is responsible for a broad range …Continue reading 

  32. Preparation and more Preparation for Negotiations in 2012 – 2013

  33. Introducing: Richard Burton WSNA ‘s Political Action Coordinator A native of Washington State, Richard grew up in Edmonds. He has a BA, MA, and Ph.D. in Philosophy and taught for 15 years at Seattle Central Community College in Seattle. While at SCCC, he was active with the local teachers union and served as political action chair of the local union.

  34. POTPOURRI EIGHT

  35. What is the “New Normal” Today’s bleak budget environment, decreasing reimbursement for Medicaid and Medicare services, and increasing pressure to improve quality measures is likely the “new normal” for all healthcare organizations going forward.

  36. 2011 – Unions Hit the “New Normal”

  37. THE BOTTOM LINE RESULTS 2011 Economic Realities Trump Union Business as Usual Approach Modest and/or delayed Wage increases The signing bonus reappears Premium creep stops Longer contracts mixed with Extensions Concessions – yes they did happen Mandatory Staffing Minimums – not in CBAs Big Flash but no success in State Legislature

  38. 2012 - 2013 Across the Board UNION THEME Under Attack and Pushing Back

  39. 2012 - 13 Across the Board UNION THEME Working Conditions to Ensure Patient Safety

  40. The Nurse Alliance of SEIU Healthcare, more than 85,000 Registered Nurses in 21 states, is committed to the vision of a strong and unified voice for nurses; and quality, affordable healthcare for all. As part of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the nation's largest and strongest healthcare union, the Nurse Alliance unites RNs with more than 900,000 other healthcare workers to truly change the face of healthcare in America.

  41. Julie Kebler Garvey Schubert Barer206-816-1430jkebler@gsblaw.com