What You Need to Know: Our Employees’ Union and Terms of Employment
Howard Brown Health respects the rights of employees to union representation. Examples of our commitment include:
- In 2018, Howard Brown voluntarily recognized the new nursing union in three days.
- In 2022, when non-nursing employees petitioned for an election of a new bargaining unit, Howard Brown did not counter campaign against it, elevating the primacy of employees’ independent decision.
- Building a collaborative working relationship with union representatives and their members—our valued employees—is our short-term and long-term goal, which upholds our values centering individual autonomy and community advancement.
Employees in most non-management roles elected to join the Illinois Nurses Association (INA) in 2022. Howard Brown will faithfully execute its legal obligation to negotiate all working conditions that affect this bargaining unit with its elected bargaining representative, the Illinois Nurses Association.
During the negotiation process, the status quo of all working conditions for represented employees must and will be maintained. Until negotiations culminate in a contract, the following terms of employment, all of which are covered in the Howard Brown Employee Handbook, prevail (please note that the following list is not exhaustive):
Paid Time Off
Union membership questions should be directed to the INA. Contact info below.
Registered nurses (RNs) in non-management roles formed a bargaining unit with the Illinois Nurses Association (INA) in 2018. Nurses ratified an agreed second three-year contract in September 2022. Contract highlights:
Contacting the Illinois Nurses Association (INA)
Should any union-represented candidate or employee have questions about our employees’ union, questions should be directed to the union representatives listed below:
Morgan Tomms, INA Representative: email@example.com
Margo Gislain, INA Representative: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hector Rosa, INA Representative: email@example.com
Matthew Bartmes, INA Attorney: firstname.lastname@example.org