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Contract Negotiations Updates

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...

Our bargaining team has reached a three year tentative agreement with Management.  Some of the highlights include: Wage increases of 30¢ per hour in each year of the contractRetroactive pay back to January 2014 Bonuses of $150.00 in July 2014, $200.00 in September 2014 and $400.00 in September 2015Maintained Pension contributionImprovement to Heath care eligibility for spouses...

Our Bargaining Team has met with Management for several sessions of negotiations. After compiling and reviewing survey results, our team was able to present a comprehensive proposal to the Management Team, based on your input, including proposals on wages and benefits. We have also received an initial response to our proposals from the Management Team. While we have made little progress after...

Bargaining Team Recommends YES Vote After many bargaining sessions we have reached a tentative agreement on a new 3 year contract. This was a tough bargain. Thanks to the strength and unity of our members, we persevered and have a recommended offer. Contract Vote MeetingThursday, June 47:00am — 10:00am, 11:00am — 3:00pmand 5:00pm — 7:00pmAuditorium in the MAC Building at Valley Medical Center All...

Management began negotiations determined to use any excuse to cut our health plan and weaken our contract. While our unity and resolve - along with community support - has pushed them off some proposals, we’re still faced with an unacceptable contract proposal. We have bargaining dates for June 17 & 18. Between now and then we have to ramp up the pressure to secure a fair contract. Hospital...

On May 8, we the members of UFCW21 ratified a new three-year contract with Bavarian Meats. The contract includes new wages and no take-aways.  Contract Highlights: Wage increases in each year of the agreement. (Including retroactive pay for year one) Improved Sick Leave accrual. No increase in health care costs. If you have any questions please contact your Union Rep, Natasha...

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