3-year agreement ratified by Members at Ramada Inn Trenton

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May 31, 2017

The 23 hospitality workers at the Ramada Inn in Trenton secured a three-year agreement at a vote held May 24, 2017.

The previous collective agreement for these Members came after a difficult and emotional four-month strike, which resulted in no rate increases, benefits concessions, and a lost week of vacation. The new agreement includes wage increases and regains that lost week of vacation to provide four paid weeks for those with 15 years of service or more.

Wages increase retroactively including a 20-cent adjustment and then a 2% rate increase for all hours worked since February 14, 2017. Members at all rates and progressions receive subsequent increases of 2% in 2018 and another 2% in 2019. The employer’s contribution rate to the workers’ health and welfare plan increase to 60%, up from 55% and the plan now includes new weekly indemnity and long-term benefits.

Bereavement provisions now apply to employees who have completed probation instead of the previous one year of service required. Additionally, Members may save one paid bereavement day for a delayed internment. The company will now pay for one training day per year for Stewards.

Union Negotiating Committee: Betty Hennessy, Pat Viney, and Union Rep Paul Hardwick.