Sixty-one Easton Hospital workers will enjoy raises this month, thanks to the wage review committee created by their contract!
The committee met earlier this month and agreed to raises for the designated employees ranging from $.05 to $3.31. These raises will be effective retroactively to May 1, 2017. The committee also agreed to raise the starting rate and per diem for phlebotomists, patient care techs, ER techs, mental health workers, transporters, and pharmacy techs.
This is a tremendous victory for Easton Hospital workers and the result of months of work and persistence by our bargaining committee. Easton Hospital’s human resources director based her calculations on a variety of sources including figures from our proposal at bargaining, each worker’s years of experience, evidence of competitors’ rates gathered by workers, and a market wage analysis.
Many Easton Hospital workers spoke about how they and their families were struggling financially. The new raises will help a great number of these workers become more financially stable and better provide for their families.
When we fight, we win!