Vermont Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals

We are the Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals (VFNHP), Local 5221. We represent over 2,000 nurses and health professionals at the University of Vermont Medical Center.

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6/1 Bargaining Update

Nurses and Techs gathered in the McClure lobby to show solidarity with our Bargaining Team ahead of the 6/1 bargaining session. Contract negotiations have stalled, as we did not reach agreement at this week's session. VFNHP has given a package for the hospital to...

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5/11 Nurse Bargaining and Incentive Update

Last night, the VFNHP Bargaining Team spent over 3 hours hearing the same thing from management: The hospital will not agree to any financial proposals beyond the $1.3M for their charge and preceptor differentials proposals. Seven proposals, including increasing all...

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VFNHP Proposals 4/6/2022

Dear members,  Nurse contract bargaining began last night, and our Bargaining Team made 34 proposals across the table, while Management offered 11 proposals, only one of which was economic (Charge/Preceptor differential). Here are some of the highlights: Increased...

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Negotiations for all

At the opening of VFNHP-Nurse negotiations with the UVMMC administration, all of the VFNHP proposals were designed to:* Protect and improve patient care * Provide safety and respect * Improve benefits and compensation to recruit and retain nurses and support...

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Proposed Ophthalmology Career Ladder

Ophthalmology Techs have the opportunity to vote on updated job descriptions as well as an updated wage scale as part of career ladder negotiations. If approved, these changes would update our job descriptions to reflect our current practices, eliminate the OA I level...

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FAQs

Our goal is to provide safe, effective, high-quality healthcare to members of the community. By empowering our members to speak out and become agents of change in our working environments, we are able to achieve this goal.

Our members are not only involved in the hospital setting, but also provide hands-on care to our extended communities in times of need. We are active members in policy-making decisions with the formation of laws affecting our professional practice and the communities we serve, at the state as well as the federal level.

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Summary of 7/5 Nurse Contract Tentative Agreement

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Ratified Nurse Contract Agreement

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Management’s Offer as of 6/15

Management did not offer any changes to this package at the 6/22 Bargaining Session. VFNHP- 615 Bargaining UpdateDownload

6/1 Bargaining Update

Nurses and Techs gathered in the McClure lobby to show solidarity with our Bargaining Team ahead of the 6/1 bargaining session. Contract negotiations have stalled, as we did not reach agreement at this week's session. VFNHP has given a package for the hospital to...

5/11 Nurse Bargaining and Incentive Update

Last night, the VFNHP Bargaining Team spent over 3 hours hearing the same thing from management: The hospital will not agree to any financial proposals beyond the $1.3M for their charge and preceptor differentials proposals. Seven proposals, including increasing all...

VFNHP Bargaining Update 5/4/22

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Nurse educator proposals 4/27/22

Educator Side Letter (1)Download

Bargaining Update #2

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VFNHP Proposals 4/6/2022

Dear members,  Nurse contract bargaining began last night, and our Bargaining Team made 34 proposals across the table, while Management offered 11 proposals, only one of which was economic (Charge/Preceptor differential). Here are some of the highlights: Increased...

Negotiations for all

At the opening of VFNHP-Nurse negotiations with the UVMMC administration, all of the VFNHP proposals were designed to:* Protect and improve patient care * Provide safety and respect * Improve benefits and compensation to recruit and retain nurses and support...

2022 VFNHP Nurse Bargaining Platform

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Outpatient Holiday Float Sign-Up Process & Guidelines

Employee Responsibility 1. The Bargaining Unit member will reach out to Staffing office to notify them of any unit(s) they have skill and ability for as well as what role(s) they would like to fill on the identified unit(s) (i.e. floor nurse with assignment, helping...

New Members

As a union member, you are legally recognized to have specific rights and protections that you would otherwise not have as an “at will” employee. This protection comes in many forms and is outlined in your union contract. Our first union contract was one of the best health care ‘first contracts’ in the country, and through collective bargaining and an active membership, we have continued to improve upon it.

RN/LPN/APRN Contract

Technical Professionals Contract

Membership Card

Unit Staffing Collaboratives

Unit Staffing Collaboratives are a formal process of systemic evaluation of clinic and unit staffing practices.  VFNHP members and the hospital analyzed data from each clinical area and developed staffing proposals to optimize patient care and unit operations.  The resulting final plans will exist in the contract and continue to be refined through the interaction of the individual USCs and the Staffing Committee.

Unit Staffing Plans

Article 20B

We are a strong union of health care professionals organized to ensure access to high-quality health care for everyone in the communities we serve.
 
 

Call: (802) 657-4040

Fax: 802.871.5946

Email: info@vfnhp.org

Address: 121 Park Avenue #10 Williston, VT 05495