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Physician assistants approve contract agreement with Michigan Medicine

Three-year agreement ratified by membership of United Physician Assistants of Michigan Medicine

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Physician assistants represented by the United Physician Assistants of Michigan Medicine/AFT 5297 (UPAMM) have ratified a three-year contract with Michigan Medicine, the academic medical center of the University of Michigan.

This is the first contract with UPAMM, which represents approximately 340 physician assistants (PAs) across Michigan Medicine and the University. UPAMM was recognized by the University in June 2020. Negotiations began in September 2020.

UPAMM voted to ratify the contract last week.

“We are grateful to all who collaborated in bargaining for a fair agreement with our PAs. We recognize and appreciate the extraordinary commitment and expertise of our PA colleagues who have demonstrated their dedication time and again  throughout the pandemic,” said David C. Miller, M.D., M.P.H., president of University of Michigan Health and executive vice dean for clinical affairs of the U-M Medical School.

“Michigan Medicine’s top priority is to ensure our patients receive the highest quality of care. Physician assistants are critical to that mission, and this contract allows us to move forward together.”

“The ratification of UPAMM's first contract with an overwhelming majority demonstrates PAs' dedication to working with Michigan Medicine in a collaborative environment of mutual respect. We look forward to continuing to provide patient care alongside the leaders and best here at University of Michigan Health,” said UPAMM President Jill Hasen PA-C.

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