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Contract Negotiations Updates

Bargaining Team Recommends YES Vote!  (Versión español debajo) After two days of negotiations, our Bargaining Team has reached a tentative agreement with Management. The highlights include:  - 3 Year Contract- Wage increases each year of the Agreement- Maintained Health Care- Maintained Pension- Creation of a Labor Management Committee  Our Union Bargaining Team has scheduled...

On Saturday, October 18 UFCW 21 members overwhelmingly voted to ratify a new three year contract with management. After rejecting an unacceptable contract offer and forcing management to meet our demands on health care we were able to secure a contract that includes: Wage increases in each year Retirement security with increased employer contributions An additional personal holiday...

After two days of contract negotiations this week, our Union Member Bargaining Team has presented Management with a comprehensive set of our economic proposals. Management’s proposals include zero wage increases for many members, a threat to our defined benefit retirement plan, and they have no effective responses to many other issues we have made clear need to be addressed in this bargain...

In a first ever move with MultiCare, health care workers from UFCW 21’s many contracts are bargaining together. Members from Tacoma General, Allenmore, the Clinics and other locations from various units including Professional, Technical, Service Engineering and Office are all represented and bargaining together at the same time. On day one our Bargaining Team presented our non-economic proposals...

Technical workers showed up on September 10th to get the details about their new contract ask questions, give feedback and sign up to be more involved.  Technical workers also voted by 92% to ratify the new contract. This sent a strong message to Management that the Bargaining Team represented their interests at the table well.  The new contract includes: • $500 Ratification prorated by...

Our first 2 bargaining sessions were Tuesday, September 9 and Thursday, September 11. Our Union Bargaining Team came to the table with a majority of our non economic proposals and we achieved a variety of tentative agreements including some changes to time lines in our grievance procedure to assist in clarity and ease of grievance processing. Through this process we were able to have productive...

Our Clerical, Billing, and Laundry Bargaining Team – collectively called the Support Service Unit – voted to ratify our next contract on August 25. Highlights of our new contract includes: • Pay increases comparable to the other contracts at Olympic Medical Center • Equitable holiday rotation • Maintenance of health, wellness and retirement benefits • Vacation accrual equity for our Laundry...

Your Union Bargaining Team returns back to negotiations on September 18. We’ve made some improvements on our key issues around wage scales and addressing staffing concerns, but still have work to do before bringing a recommended offer to a vote. All Professional bargaining unit employees will get a 1.5% across the board increase effective July 13, 2014. We are still discussing further wage...

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...

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