Objective

The Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals will strive to:

    Promote the continuous improvement of safe, quality health care and universal access to it.

    Advance the economic, social, and political well-being of our members and the community we serve through organizing, member activism, representation, collective bargaining, advocacy, active alliances, and community engagement. 

    Promote professional standards for our members by securing continuing education and working conditions essential to the best practice in the work that we do, and the most effective delivery of health care. 

    Promote democracy, equality, and solution-driven unionism in our organization.

    Promote member activism in community health programs, health system agencies as well as any other regulatory body affecting the delivery of health care and influence legislation affecting the delivery of health care and the interests of the members of the Local and other labor organizations. 

    Promote cooperative and collaborative relationships with labor organizations both regionally and nationally; and promote the civil and professional rights of all workers.

    Support efforts by the AFT or the AFT state federation to organize workers in related fields in order to help these workers gain representation, to strengthen the union, and ensure collective voice and power in the workplace.

    VFNHP Constitution Article II

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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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    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