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Hospital and Long Term Care Workers Celebrate New Contracts for the New Year

As 2018 winds down, healthcare workers across PA are celebrating with new contracts that will take them and their facilities into a better future.

Easton Hospital Techs Bargaining Committee.

Easton Hospital Techs Bargaining Committee.

Easton Hospital Techs ratified a new contract as December came to a close. Despite a difficult round of bargaining, Easton techs stood together and were able to negotiate a new contract with across-the-board wage increases, equity adjustments, increased 401k contributions, an additional $10,000 a year for education, and much more!

Special kudos to Easton service workers for their tremendous show of solidarity with their tech sisters and brothers!

Back in October of 2017, LPNs at Belair Health and Rehabilitation Center formed their union with SEIU Healthcare Belair LPNs left in the black shirt is Aaren Acre and on the right in the red shirt is Karen AndersonPennsylvania to stand up for fair pay and fair treatment from management. In December of 2018, those same nurses voted unanimously to approve their very first ever contract!

Their new three-year contract includes annual 2.25% raises, employer-funded pension and 401k, increased paid time off, longevity bonuses, inclusion in the SEIU Health and Wellness Plan and the Training and Education Fund and more! These LPNs fought hard to make sure everyone in the building got something out of this contract and now Belair is offering good jobs to help attract the best candidates to care for its residents.

Back in the beginning of December, union members at Meadowcrest Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center voted unanimously to ratify a new three-year contract with Guardian Elder Care.

The contract includes across-the-board wage increases and shift differentials, a longevity bonus, wage increases for workers who complete skills enhancement classes and much more. Workers at Meadowcrest have even joined the SEIU Pension now! Thanks to some amazing work by the bargaining committee, Meadowcrest will continue to attract a quality workforce to provide the best care possible to residents there.

Congratulations, sisters and brothers from Meadowcrest, Belair, and Easton Hospital!

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