Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Sutter presents 'final offer' in Roseville

Sutter presents 'final offer' in Roseville
Kathy Robertson
Staff writer

Sutter Roseville Medical Center presented its "final offer" last week to employees represented by Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare West, hoping hospital support workers will accept it before the contract expires Friday. It includes a bonus of up to $3,000 if workers ratify the deal in time.

The offer includes an across-the-board wage increase of 13 percent during the three-year life of the proposed contract. There would be an immediate, across-the-board increase of 4 percent, followed by another 4 percent hike in 2007 and 5 percent in 2008.

Sutter's offer also includes a new training fund, binding arbitration when disputes arise between workers and management over staffing issues, $2,000 a year in tuition reimbursement, a life insurance benefit of $25,000, and a new vision plan, according to hospital spokeswoman Robin Montgomery.


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