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Important Information for CGH Medical Center Staff:
Understanding Collective Bargaining

At CGH Medical Center, we continually strive to create the best work experience for our staff and the best care experience for our patients, their families, and the communities we serve.


Recently, the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Council 31, won the right to represent some CGH Medical Center employees.


The union submitted signatures to the Illinois Public Labor Relations Board (IPLRB) which, in turn, certified the AFSCME, Council 31, (on April 26, 2021), as the representative for approximately 742 CGH Medical Center employees working in 64 job classifications.   Employees working in these 64 job classifications are now represented by the union and, therefore, included in the AFSCME bargaining unit regardless of whether employees choose to be actual members of the union. Click here to see which job classifications are included by bargaining unit.


This website is a place for you to learn about the process of collective bargaining and get factual answers to questions about the process.

Over the coming weeks and months, CGH Medical Center leaders will meet with AFSCME representatives and negotiate in good faith in an effort to reach a contract agreement covering terms and conditions of employment for CGH bargaining unit employees. Check here for regular updates to the collective bargaining schedule.    


We encourage you to explore this site and routinely check back for updates and new information. If you have a question not addressed here, please feel free to ask us using the form below and we will post the answer in the AFAQ section.

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