New Agreement Ratified!
House officers vote to ratify new contract by a vote of 896-7.
The University of Michigan House Officers Association members overwhelmingly voted to ratify a new four-year agreement with Michigan Medicine. Voter turnout was 896 Yes and 7 No votes, a rate of 72% which was one of the highest in years.
“Negotiations are never easy, as the parties have different stakes and equities,” said Robin Tarter, Executive Director of the HOA. “However, both the Michigan Medicine administration and the HOA bargaining team were able to find common ground and address each other’s needs to the fullest extent possible.”
The new agreement will take effect on July 1, 2023. The Michigan Medicine Labor Relations team will be working with the HOA staff to jointly draft and distribute an Executive Summary of contract changes.
“The HOA bargaining and hospital administration demonstrated tremendous teamwork to come to an agreement that would meet the needs of our members. This agreement demonstrates both parties’ commitment to recruit and support top-tier house officers who provide world class care to the patients at the University of Michigan,” added HOA president Kyle Johnson, MD.
Those of you who have followed along with the bargaining team know this was a long journey. At times, things felt like they were moving frustratingly slow. But, when faced with that, our members showed up. Our new contract would not have happened without each of you who attended our solidarity break first thing in the morning or who made the trek out to Dearborn to support our speakers at the Board of Regents meeting. Things started to move more quickly once we could show that our members were engaged and supportive. If you want to know who is responsible for us getting to an agreement we are happy with, take a look at your fellow residents to the left and right of you at this moment. You are the ones who made it all happen. Thank you for making this union strong.