Dear OSUNO/ONA Member,
We wanted to provide another update on the TSIP negotiations with OSU and invite you to a telephone town hall on Monday, December 27, 2021 at 8pm. As of today, TSIP ends on 1/2/22. Unfortunately, OSU rejected our offer to meet this week to discuss our counter proposal given to them on 12/22/21. The OSUNO Executive Board has a follow up meeting scheduled for 12/27/21 with Jackie Buck, Kris Kip, and HR. We will be able to share the outcome of the meeting and answer questions during the telephone town hall.
We heard loud and clear that nurses aren’t willing to continue picking up extra hours without a fair and competitive incentive program in place. We hope that OSU isn’t delaying the meeting in hopes that nurses will sign-up for un-incentivized hours. Your feedback throughout this process instrumental in achieving a fair incentive program that works!
Register for the telephone town hall here.
Hope you have a safe and Happy Holiday!
Below are answers to frequently asked questions regarding extra hours:
Q: Do nurses have to pick up voluntary extra hours?
A: No, under our CBA individual nurses do not have to volunteer for extra hours. (As opposed to being mandated).
Q. Does expiration of TSIP or the lack of a new incentive program affect nurses’ right to volunteer for extra hours?
A. No, nurses may continue to volunteer for extra hours in accordance with CBA.
Q: Can I make the individual choice not to pick up voluntary extra hours?
A: Yes, while nurses should not do this in coordinated or “concerted” manner to interrupt operations, you can make the individual choice to stop picking up voluntary extra hours in accordance with the CBA.
Q: What should I do if I make the individual choice to stop working voluntary extra hours?
A: Follow the procedures in the CBA.
Q. What should I do if I make the individual choice to continue working voluntary extra hours if TSIP expires and there is no new incentive program?
A. Follow the procedures in the CBA.