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November 29, 2021

November 29th Greater NY Bargaining Bulletin

WE PUNCHED BACK! AND NOW WE HAVE AN HISTORIC CONTRACT AGREEMENT

This tentative agreement is outstanding and historic. We took our power back and showed the nursing home owners who we really are. And we did all of this without having to strike!

It was a difficult fight, but we knew our worth. We committed to do whatever it would take to win a contract that acknowledged our value. We stood strong in our demand to maintain our benefits and job security, and that all of our 1199 nursing home family must be covered by our Funds.

We demanded that the for-profit nursing home owners recognize the risks we are still taking since the worst pandemic in recent history raged through New York and that they must pay us for those sacrifices. We refused to play games and we showed them the might of 1199!

Take a moment and celebrate what we have accomplished. Our actions and mobilizations meant that the for-profit nursing home owners had no choice other than to show us the respect that we deserve.

CONTRACT HIGHLIGHTS: These are only highlights. For details, please see a committee member or organizer for a copy of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA).

WAGES and BENEFITS:

We won guaranteed annual raises on December 1 in each year of the contract:
2021 — 3.5%
2022 — 3%
2023 — 3%
(Non-parity facilities will also receive raises based on the Master rates.)

Bonus—$1500 bonus in one lump sum paid the first payroll period after January 31, 2022.

Our healthcare benefits and pensions will be preserved, with no out-of-pocket expenses.

We now have a process in place to get full coverage for members who are not currently covered by the Funds.

Juneteenth added as an additional holiday.

This agreement will not take effect until it is ratified by the majority of the “Greater” 1199SEIU membership. Contact your organizer to find out when and where the vote is taking place at your institution.

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