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Contract Negotiations Updates

We have overwhelmingly ratified our new contract! Your Bargaining Team visited nearly every clinic to give every member a chance to vote and ask questions in person. Our new contract contains lots of changes that will benefit each and every one of us. And we worked hard to make sure that there would be no loss to members though the course of the three year contract. We still need to increase our...

MONDAY, AUGUST 18 Olympia: 9:30am - 10:30am Centralia: 11:45am - 12:30pm Bremerton: 2:00pm - 2:45pm Port Angeles and Sequim, at the Port Angeles Center: 4:00pm - 4:45pm Puyallup: 8:30am - 9:30am Tacoma: 10:30am - 12:00pm Federal Way: 1:00pm - 1:45pm So. Graham St.: 2:30pm - 3:30pm West Seattle: 4:30pm - 5:00pm TUESDAY, AUGUST 19 Marysville: 9:00am - 9:45am Everett: 10:30am - 11:30am Lynnwood: 1:...

Following almost three days of negotiations, we have reached a tentative agreement that we are recommending for a YES vote. Highlights include: • 1% wage increase across all steps in each year of the contract (same percentage as Home Health and Pro/Tech). • Vacation Parity for Laundry by the end of the contract – Laundry workers will now be on the same equal scale! • New Labor...

On August 5, our Union Bargaining Team met with Management to work toward finalizing our contract. Our goals in this bargaining include: • Competitive Wages • Improvements to existing contract language and grievance procedure • Building a stronger Labor Management Committee • Process improvements to scheduling and vacation usage NEXT BARGAINING SESSION: MONDAY, AUGUST 11...

Our Union Bargaining Team met with Management for two productive bargaining sessions. While progress was made, we have not yet reached an agreement on a new contract. Changes to health care and retirement plans remain top issues that need to be resolved. Join us to let Management know we need a fair contract. Union Representative Cathy MacPhail will be meeting with pharmacists on Thursday, August...

In a large turnout at yesterday's vote meetings on July 9, Harrison's Service and Dietary members voted by an overwhelming majority to approve a new contract. The terms are similar to those won for the Pro-Tech members. By standing together as coworkers and with strong support from the Kitsap community, all the members were able to achieve wage increases, protect our health plan, and maintain...

On June 27, Union members of UFCW 21 voted unanimously to ratify a new contract with Bornstein Seafoods. With the new contract, UFCW 21 Union members were able to maintain:•    Pension benefits•    Health care benefits•    Secure wage increases effective July 1, 2014, October 1, 2014 and October 1, 2015 These were our top three priorities going into...

Our Union Bargaining Team was able to move closer to agreements on scheduling impacting Floats and job description issues impacting Service Representatives. We are scheduled to meet with Management for three bargaining sessions during the week of July 7. We are expecting to deal with economic issues such as wages and health care benefits at these sessions. All bargaining unit members should be...

On July 1, members of UFCW 21 ratified a new three-year contract with Doctors Clinic with a nearly 84% Yes vote. The contract includes new wages in each year and no new health care costs. Highlights Include: Wage increases each year Annual bonus payments for workers at the top of the scale If you have any questions please contact your Union Rep, Myle Dahlke at 360-662-1985. YOUR BARGAINING TEAM...

On June 25th, Mason General RN’s ratified our new contract with an 80% yes vote. After a long first bargain and a focused, targeted second bargain we have succeeded in increasing wages, assuring no changes in pay practices, maintaining benefit levels, and improving Union security and access. We have work to do for our next contract which starts with reinvigorating our membership, increasing our...

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. It was after that vote for a strike authorization that bargaining finally took a turn for...

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...

CONTRACT RATIFICATION RE-VOTE MEETING Tuesday, July 1, 6:00pm – 8:00pm UFCW 21 Silverdale Office 3888 NW Randall Way #105 Silverdale WA 98383 A contract ratification re-vote has been scheduled for Tuesday, July 1st at the Union office in Silverdale, WA. The scheduled re-vote is to allow an opportunity for Union members who were unable to participate in the initial ratification vote to let their...

Pro Tech Bargaining Team unanimously reached a tentative agreement After months of hard negotiations and last week's strike authorization vote, the recent two-day bargaining session produced a tentative agreement that is unanimously recommended by the Pro Tech Bargaining Team. Vote meetings are being scheduled for June 26 & 27 for the Pro Tech members to come and review the contract proposal...

On June 18, after two long days of mediation our Pro Tech Bargaining Team unanimously reached a tentative agreement with Harrison hospital. Vote meetings are being scheduled for June 26 & 27 for the Pro Tech members to come and review the contract proposal, have your questions answered, and vote on the tentative agreement. Vote times and locations will be announced as...

Our Union Bargaining Team has reached an agreement on a new three year contract and are recommending that Union members vote YES to ratify the new deal. Highlights of the contract include: • $0.25 per hour for the period July 2013 - July 2014 • $0.25 per hour salary increase effective July 1, 2014 • $0.25 per hour salary increase effective July 1, 2015 • Employer continues to pay a employer...

Yesterday was a full day of voting by Professional and Technical workers. In rooms packed with workers and community supporters, we voted by 88% to reject Management’s offer and authorize a one-day strike. NEXT STEPS: Our hope is that Management will come back to mediation on June 17 and 18 with proposals that address our concerns. We need a three year contract like we have had for decades. We...

Our Union Bargaining Team has reached a tentative agreement on a three year contract with Management. The new agreement includes wage increases in each year, no new healthcare costs, and no takeaways.  Details will follow this email. Our Bargaining Team is recommending a YES vote on this tentative agreement. A ratification vote will be scheduled within the next 10 days. All union members in...

After 19 grueling hours into the wee hours of Saturday morning the Bargaining Team reached a tentative agreement on a historic first contract. NEXT STEPS: 1. Vote documents and tentative agreement will be finalized before the vote meetings 2. Once contract vote locations and times are set for June 24 & June 25 you will be notified 3. At the vote meeting you will receive a full explanation of...

After 19 grueling hours into the wee hours of Saturday morning the Bargaining Team reached a tentative agreement on a historic first contract. NEXT STEPS: 1. Vote documents and tentative agreement will be finalized before the vote meetings 2. Once contract vote locations and times are set for June 24 & June 25 you will be notified 3. At the vote meeting you will receive a full explanation of...

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