The final offer will be sent to the union through the use of a federal mediator.

The Jordan Health Board of Directors unanimously voted on a final offer Wednesday for its union employees.

The offer does not include a wage increase for 2018, but it does include a four-percent wage increase starting Jan. 1, 2019 and a two-percent wage increase for Jan. 2, 2020.

The offer matches the agreement of the union and the University of Rochester for a six-percent wage increase over a three-year period. 

The final offer also includes the following:

- An additional one and a quarter-percent wage increase Jan. 1, 2019 for employees with 30 years or more of service.

- Increases in shift differential in both 2019 and 2020.

- Payment by Jordan Health for the cost of certain certifications necessary for employees to maintain their position.

- Increased reimbursement for professional books and periodicals.

- Additional bereavement time that employees may use in the event of the loss of a loved one who resides out of the area.

- Establishment of a joint committee to identify enhanced training opportunities for employees.

The final offer will be sent to the union through the use of a federal mediator.

President and CEO of Jordan Health Dr. Harbin released the following statement in regards to the offer:

“The union has continuously rejected management’s proposals throughout the negotiations. We believe our final offer is a fair one and we hope that the union will agree that it is time reach closure on these negotiations. Regardless, Jordan Health will continue to serve the community consistent with its mission.”