Strength in Numbers
Members like you, your colleagues, families and co-workers, are the backbone of VFHNP. Together we have created an inspiring, energetic, hardworking and conscientious organization that continually advocates for improvements in our work environment, patient safety and quality care on the local, state and national level.
Our Members Make Us Strong!
Our union is built on commitment, cooperation and community. Together we make a difference in our workplace and in our communities. Our collective strength maximizes our political power, unifies and amplifies our individual voices, and provides a foundation and a means for meaningful change.
As members of VFNHP, we continually support and celebrate one another, improving the shared experience of community for all of us in the process; but it does not end there…
By your side, On your side, Because we care.
We are all extremely proud of the work we have accomplished together in our community, at UVM Medical Center and of our extraordinary achievements reaching out to others. The vitality and strength of our union depends on our members’ unique character and commitment, and we will continue to strive to maintain a strong union for Vermont and for our future.
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Management did not offer any changes to this package at the 6/22 Bargaining Session. VFNHP- 615 Bargaining UpdateDownload
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...
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...
Contract bargaining update 3Download
Educator Side Letter (1)Download
Contract bargaining update 2Download
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.