Members of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 2415, the collective bargaining unit representing nearly 2,000 University of Toledo employees on Health Science Campus, voted June 27 to approve a one-year contract extension.
The UT Board of Trustees previously had approved the extension at its June 18 meeting.
“The reason our hospital is recognized as the best in the region is due to the commitment of our employees to ensuring patients receive university-quality care,” said Chuck Lehnert, vice president of administration. “I want to thank all AFSCME members for their leadership and their daily efforts to make UT an incredible organization.”
Randy Desposito, president of AFSCME Local 2415, said the agreement amounted to a win-win situation.
“Our membership spoke,” Desposito said of the vote in favor of the extension. “Everyone knows these are tough economic times, and we worked hard to reach an agreement that protected our membership. We look forward to working with the University as we strive to keep our hospital No. 1 in our community and in the region.”
The extension maintains the terms of the final year of AFSCME’s current contract that expires June 30, 2012, and extends those terms to June 30, 2013.