Alameda Health System (AHS) continues to meet with the California Nurses Association (CNA) to negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement for the San Leandro Hospital (SLH) registered nurses. Our most recent bargaining session took place on October 15, 2019.

AHS is committed to attracting and retaining a competent and talented workforce. We value our nurses and the critical role they play in providing quality care to our patients which is why we offer some of the most competitive benefits in the nation.

To date, CNA represented employee at San Leandro have been offered:

  • 2.5% annual wage increases
  • step increases for eligible nurses
  • zero cost health care coverage for nurses throughout the duration of the contract agreement
  • zero cost health care coverage for employee’s dependents through 2020
  • minimal cost sharing for health coverage for employee’s dependents beginning in 2021
  • up to four hours of paid release time per month to eight nurses to attend Professional Performance Committee
  • retirement contributions on behalf of the employer

In addition, AHS has proposed the following:

  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Extended Sick Leave (ESL) accrual for all hours worked within 80 hours in a pay period for all staff

This new proposal will allow part time staff to accrue PTO and ESL for all hours worked beyond their appointment percentage, e.g., 60% FTE, 80% FTE, and within the 80 hour pay period.

AHS has brought forth generous offers at the bargaining table and we are hopeful that these negotiations can come to a resolution. We will continue to negotiate in good faith and hope to reach a fair agreement that provides nurses with competitive salaries and benefits and ensures our ability to meet the needs of those we serve in a sustainable manner.