Johns Hopkins employees, management remain at a labor impasse regarding deal

BALTIMORE - Despite Gov. Martin O’Malley’s call to “negotiate and good faith,” Johns Hopkins Hospital workers and management have yet to come to an agreement that would appease both groups.

According to employees, the parties met late Tuesday to discuss future budget plans. Employees proposed a plan that would cost about $3 million a year in payroll to caregivers. The group leading the workers, Hardship at Hopkins, said this would only cost about 0.4 percent of Hopkins $754 million overall payroll.

The hospital generated a revenue of $1.9 billion in 2013, they said.

Johns Hopkins management offered workers a 1.5 percent raise during deliberations, according to Hardship.

A further discussion between workers - who went on strike earlier this year - and Johns Hopkins management has not been scheduled. 

Workers were close to striking last week before O'Malley intervened. The "cooling off" period ends July 4.

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