Nursing Negotiations

Welcome to your online source for information about Nursing contract negotiations at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

This site is provided for MWHC RNs to access updates on negotiations and information about the issues under discussion at the bargaining table.

We encourage you to send comments or questions to [email protected]. We will respond as quickly as possible.

December 3, 2018


Anne Strauss
National Nurses United
Washington Hospital Center Nurses
8455 Colesville Rd, Suite 1100
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

Re:       Request to Bargain

Dear Anne:

I am writing to request that National Nurses United commence bargaining for a successor collective bargaining agreement in early January 2019.   

Our new leadership at MedStar Washington Hospital Center (MWHC) has committed to the strategic goal of being the best place to work, and we are interested in aligning the collective bargaining agreement to help us meet this goal. 

Specifically, we hope to improve nurse compensation to assure we remain competitive in the current marketplace. We hope to implement creative options to allow us to retain the excellent nurses we have, and to continue to recruit the best and the brightest nursing talent in the years ahead.  And, we want to share with you our ongoing commitment to the safety and well-being of nurses and all MWHC associates.

We would hope that NNU would support these goals and agree to engage in a constructive bargaining process.   

To that end, we would like to meet in December when convenient for your representatives to discuss “ground rules” and potential bargaining dates for the upcoming negotiations.

Thank you and I await your reply.


Paul Hagens

cc:     Stephen Frum, RN
          Corey Lanham