UVM Medical Center Nurses Contract Ratification

LAST UPDATED - Friday, Sep 28, 2018

Statement from the UVM Medical Center

The nurse members of the Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals have ratified a new three-year contract with the University of Vermont Medical Center.

We are happy to share this long-awaited and positive news, and look forward to implementing the many changes that will result from this new contract – which will enhance patient care, provide additional support for nurses and allow for new opportunities to advance the nursing profession.

The contract includes a 16% average base salary increase over the next three years, with wage increases ranging up to 30% for nurses in certain roles. Pay increases for ambulatory nurses will be retroactive to the first full pay period in September. For additional details, please see the attached overview of the agreement.

The contract provides meaningful wage increases and allows us to maintain our commitment to all employees and be responsible stewards of limited health care dollars.

After several exchanges of ideas, the UVM Medical Center and the union agreed to a contract that includes a 16% average base salary increase over the next three years. As part of the deal, the union agreed to eliminate proposed increases to certain shift differentials. Pay increases for ambulatory nurses will be retroactive to the first full pay period in September – the date we had previously proposed. We believe this agreement provides meaningful wage increases and allows us to maintain our commitment to all employees and be responsible stewards of limited health care dollars.

The union will be taking this offer to their membership for a ratification vote in the coming days. We are looking forward to implementing the many positive changes that result from the new contract, which will enhance patient care, provide additional support for nurses and allow for new opportunities to advance the nursing profession.

Summary of Ratified Agreement