News | Published April 22, 2013

Mount Nittany Medical Center 2013 SEIU Union Negotiations

On April 23, 2013, Mount Nittany Medical Center began negotiations for a new contract with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). We have created this page to post appropriate announcements and updates related to the process for our community.

Key facts

  • Mount Nittany Health employs more than 1,900 people, making it the second largest employer in Centre County
  • Mount Nittany Medical Center is a sole community provider hospital
  • At Mount Nittany Health, 46.5 percent of our workforce consists of SEIU union members
  • Those eligible for union representation include Mount Nittany Medical Center employees in environmental services, facilities, maintenance, and nursing positions
  • Historically, every three years we negotiate new terms with the union, and 2013 is a negotiating year
  • The current contract will expire at midnight on June 30, 2013 unless we have an extension of that contract
  • The negotiating goals of Mount Nittany Medical Center are, simply stated, to:
    • Achieve fair, responsible planning for the financial future of our employees 
    • Make the best possible decision today to ensure a financially stable outlook for the future
    • Stay aligned with local and national benchmarks for employee compensation and benefits
    • Consider the long-term effects of changes in healthcare delivery, reimbursement and reform, understanding that changes are expected
    • Think beyond finances/issues affecting 2014 in our planning; think long term to 2024 and beyond to ensure sustainability
    • Continue to be an employer of choice, offering a quality work environment

Media inquiries
During normal business hours (Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm), call us at 814.234.6727. You can also email us at communications@mountnittany.org.

Communications and Media Relations Director Nichole Monica can be reached at 814.234.6727 or at nmonica@mountnittany.org.

In emergency situations, please call 814.231.7000 and ask for the Communications Department to assist you.

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