Crown Ridge Residence in Trenton ratifies new deal with wage adjustments for all classifications

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May 27, 2021

Crown Ridge Residence ratifiesThe approximately 110 members from the Crown Ridge Residence in Trenton ratified a three-year deal on May 19, 2021. Wage improvements will include a general wage increase of 1.5% in each year plus a $3.00 per hour wage adjustment for RPNs and a $0.50 per hour wage adjustment for Certified Cooks. PSW/HCA and all Aide positions will receive a $0.25 wage adjustment. A new five year grid adds an additional $0.35 per hour to existing top rates for all classifications.

The supervisory premium increases by $1.00, and the regular weekend premium increases by $.10 both over the term of the agreement. There will be a new shift premium of $.35 per hour where a majority of hours are worked between 2pm and 6am the next day and also a new Weekend Premium over and above the regular Weekend Premium of $1.00 when members are working on their regular weekend off.Crown Ridge Residence ratifies

Members can now use paid sick days for medical specialist appointments and the sunset provision has been improved. All employees will now receive every other weekend off. This scheduling benefit was previously only enjoyed by full time members and some part time.

New bereavement provision provides that if a member is notified of a family member’s passing while at work, they will be excused with pay for the remainder of their shift with no reduction to paid bereavement leave entitlement. Vision coverage increases to $300 every 24 months over the term which is an improvement of $50.

Negotiating committee: Toni Brown, April Jordan and Roy VanOoyen.  Union Rep: Paul Hardwick

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