Contracts

What you need to know

We organized our union in 2002 and signed off on our first contract in July 2003. We continue to have one of the strongest contracts in the nation protecting patient safety, and providing a solid foundation for the recognition and improvement of workplace issues.

Since 2003 we have organized around three more successful contracts that continue to preserve our rights as union nurses and patient advocates, each building on the successes of the last and addressing new concerns as they arise in a field that is constantly advancing and evolving.

Technical Professionals Join VFNHP in June, 2009 with a strong Union Yes! Vote

The Technical Professionals of FAHC organized and voted to join the VT Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals in 2009. There are now over 300 Technical Professionals in our union whose contracts reflect the hard work and perseverance of all of us.

See what we’ve done together – take a look at the past and current contracts at the links below. Familiarize yourself with our most recent contract.

RN LPN APRN Contract

Nurse and Tech Contract Extension 12/2020

Technical Professionals Contract

Imaging Technologists Side Letter

Who to contact

If you should have any questions, please contact us at 802.657.4040 or info@vfhnp.org for more information.

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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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Proposed ED Tech Career Ladder Update

ED Techs have the opportunity to vote on an updated job description for the ED Tech III role as part of career ladder negotiations. If approved by a majority of ED Techs, this updated job description would make it easier to progress to the ED Tech III role by...

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Call: (802) 657-4040

Fax: 802.871.5946

Email: info@vfnhp.org

Address: 121 Park Avenue #10 Williston, VT 05495