Crown Ridge members ratify

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June 27, 2017

The 100 members who work at the Crown Ridge Nursing Home in Trenton achieved a new agreement on June 14, 2017.

Following attempts to resolve weekend scheduling through bargaining, the parties requested conciliation to address this concern.

In the previous agreement, part-time employees hired after September 2011 received only one weekend off every four weeks, whereas part-time employed previous to that date received every other weekend off. The new agreement moves the date of hire for this provision to September 2012, which will allow more part-time every other weekend off. Language includes a guarantee that no less than 50% of part-time employees in a classification will receive every other weekend off, with the exception of Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs).

Wages increase by 1.5% for all rates and progressions, retroactive for hours worked since April 1, 2017. All rates and progressions increase by 1.5% in year two and year three as well.

Effective July 1, 2017, vision care coverage increases to $250, up from $100, per two-year period, and the drug card deductible will be equal to the dispensing fee to a maximum of $10. The uniform allowance increases to 13 cents per hour worked as of April 1, 2019, and contributions toward the employees’ dental plan increase to 43 cents per hour worked effective January 1, 2019. Employees now have the choice to bank overtime worked for future time off.

Union Negotiating Committee: Toni Brown, April Jordan, Roy Van Ooyen, and Union Rep Paul Hardwick.

Read more Negotiation Updates from the Local 175 HOPE Sector! What’s HOPE? It stands for Health, Office & Professional Employees.

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