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Big Win for 900 Skagit Regional Health Workers
There was a huge turnout on Tuesday and Wednesday. After the vote was counted the results were a resounding 85.9% to approve the new contract. This historic 1st contract is one of the largest newly organized health care groups in Washington State.
Over 20 months ago, workers at Skagit Regional Health voted to be represented by UFCW 21 and join our union. Workers won a wage increase that reflects their length of service, more respect and a voice on the job along with many other benefits that come with a union contract. The level of action by workers and support from the community was tremendous. The contract term is through March of 2016.
The board of commissioners vote to approve our contract.
Pay increases will go into effect.
Labor/Management committee begin to help resolve problems in the workplace.
After a year of what became intense negotiations, the Pro Tech workers at Harrison Medical Center have voted by 98% to approve their new contract. The long campaign was different than most Harrison negotiations over the past several decades and even included a overwhelmingly approved strike authorization. Read more.
Seattle City Council Passes $15 Minimum Wage
Today, the city of Seattle became the epicenter of the movement for a living wage when the Seattle city council passed the highest minimum wage in the nation. UFCW 21 was a leading voice, both on the official Income Inequality Advisory Committee and with the working people of Seattle. As a strong partner of the $15 FOR SEATTLE coalition UFCW will continue our efforts for all workers across the state to ensure workers in Washington get the wages and benefits we all deserve.
Big Wins for Grocery Store Workers Across Central Puget Sound As They Pass New Contract by Overwhelming Majority
Grocery store workers across Snohomish, King, Pierce, Thurston, Mason and Kitsap counties voted by an overwhelming majority over the last two days to pass a new contract. The final proposal by the big national chains dramatically changed in the final hours of negotiations and a tentative agreement was reached less than two hours before a strike would have gone into effect on Monday the 21st of October at 7 PM.