Welcome to the Alameda Health System bargaining update. AHS remains committed to communicate promptly and provide valuable information to you throughout the bargaining process. Our primary objective is to work with SEIU 1021 to reach an agreement that leads to an enhanced patient care experience; supports our ability to provide an excellent working environment; and, helps attract outstanding care providers. It’s imperative the agreement creates long-term sustainability that ensures our ability to contribute to the overall health and wellness of the people we serve.

General Unit Update

Collaborative bargaining discussions over the last several weeks have led to tentative agreements by AHS to some proposals brought to the table by SEIU 1021 for the General Unit. Both groups have met to listen, understand and work on the best solutions. The parties have exchanged initial economic proposals and will review and bargain over these proposals in upcoming sessions. So far, 17 bargaining sessions have taken place regarding the General Unit. SEIU 1021 has presented numerous proposals during the sessions. We have reached tentative agreements on the following proposals to date.

General Unit
Tentative Agreements to Date

  • Leaves of Absence
  • Longevity Steps
  • Education Leave
  • Education Stipends
  • Performance Improvement Plans
  • Coaching and Counseling
  • Premium Conditions
  • Personnel Files
  • Retirement Plans

What’s Next?

AHS is optimistic about the status of bargaining with SEIU 1021. Additional meetings will take place during the coming weeks in hopes of having a final contract with the General Unit soon.  AHS leadership will continue to provide communication updates, so all team members have access to the most up-to-date information.