By Sarah Simons, RN; and Kathy Everson, RN, Janell Johnson Thiele, MNA HCMC Tri-Chairs
When you know something is wrong, it’s worth a fight. Earlier this year, we saw that management was violating the contract in calculating annual wage increases and decided to correct that wrong.
The hospital was basing the calculations on a rolling 365-day year instead of a calendar year as required by the contract.
Our visiting nurses, who became part of MNA in 2016 and were directly affected, first noticed the discrepancy in their paychecks and alerted us.
When we pointed out the issue and told management that the contract clearly called for basing the increases on the calendar year, HCMC claimed nurses agreed to the rolling 365 days in the past.
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