Taking Care of our Caregivers
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
About Our Contract with the Nurses Union at Alta Bates Summit
It is unfortunate the ABSMC RN union bargaining team rejected our last, best and final offer.
The offer in front of ABSMC nurses is incredibly fair and market competitive, so much so that 16 other CNA-represented hospitals accepted similar contracts. At Sutter Health, we believe maintaining a supported, engaged workforce is essential to providing compassionate, affordable and safe care for our patients. That’s why we are dedicated to the engagement and wellbeing of our employees.
Every other Sutter Health-affiliated hospital with California Nurses Association-represented members, 16 in total, approved their contracts weeks ago. Yet, Alta Bates Summit continues to be the outlier.
You can read our final offer to our nurses here.
Our current offer to Alta Bates Summit nurses includes:
Kaiser Permanente ratified a contract earlier this month: 22.5% increase over four years
Stanford Medicine nurses ratified a contract in May 2022: 17% increase over three years
UCSF nurses ratified a contract in July 2022: 16% increase over three years
Meanwhile, Alta Bates Summit RN union bargaining team is demanding a nearly 40% wage increase resulting in a 9 day strike over the holidays, in the midst of a surge in respiratory illnesses
Sutter offers competitive nursing salaries:
Part-time ABSMC nurses earn an average annual pay of nearly $140,000. The average pay for full-time nurses at ABSMC is more than $188,000.*
In comparison, the average annual wage for California nurses in 2021 was $124,000 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
The average pay for full-time nurses at ABSMC is more than $188,000.
* Calculated using average aggregate wages of part- and full-time CNA nurses at ABSMC who received pay for four consecutive quarters.