EH & SLH Vaccine Mandate Update

Essentia Health was unable to get the answers to our informational request on their COVID-19 vaccine mandate by Aug. 16. They are saying they will have it by Aug. 23. St. Luke's has yet to send us a written response to our informational request. We do have dates for both employers for when we will sit down and bargain over the mandate. For St. Luke's our meeting with the company will be August. 26. And for Essentia Health it will be Sept. 15. The bargaining meeting with Essentia will be held jointly with United Steelworkers Local 9349, who represent Essentia workers in Virginia and Aurora. We'll be sure to post updates as they develop.