By Staff –
Both parties have agreed to extend the current union contract, which was set to expire on Sept. 16, with the help of a federal mediator.
The agreement capped 19 sessions of collective bargaining between employee and management representatives which began in early August.
Union members must now vote to approve the agreement; the vote is tentatively scheduled for Oct. 3.
Details of the new contract will be released after the vote, the groups said.
Approximately 1800 UR staff who work on UR campuses and its Strong Memorial Hospital division are covered by two SEIU union contracts. Employees involved in the talks include patient care technicians, nursing unit secretaries, environmental service and facilities employees, food service, transportation, and materials processing staff.
Service workers on the UR Campuses are members of SEIU Local 200United, and those working in the Strong Memorial Hospital Division belong to 1199 SEIU United Health Workers East.
Both unions negotiated the contract together with UR officials.