Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have not been able to complete educational classes and other opportunities for our 2020 clinical ladder.

Our colleagues on our Union’s Clinical Ladder Committee brought this up to management and asked to negotiate a new agreement.

As a result of these discussions, management agreed that those of us who are not able to submit materials in 2020 by the deadline stay at our current clinical ladder step with no penalty until the time for 2021 submissions.

All other sections of the clinical ladder contract provision in our Union contract remain in effect.

This agreement is a one-time, non-precedent setting action and cannot be used for any purpose other than to confirm that 2020 clinical ladder participants are allowed to remain on their current step if they do not submit materials to the clinical ladder committee.