FIRST contract achieved for Members at Amica Retirement

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May 4, 2017

On April 3, 2017, members at Amica Retirement ratified their first collective agreement.

The 58-member bargaining unit achieved a number of improvements over their previous working conditions. This includes the reclassification of 15 part-time jobs to full-time positions following ratification.

Members receive wage increases of 2% in each year of the agreement term. The first raise retroactive for hours worked since April 4, 2016 and the night shift premium is $1 per hour.

The Union negotiating committee secured nine paid sick days per year, up from the previous six, and overtime paid at 1.5 times their rate after eight hours per day/80 hours bi-weekly.

The new health and welfare plan for full-time employees provides short and long-term disability, dental coverage, and life insurance. Vacation entitlement improves to provide a fifth week of vacation at 10% pay after 18 years’ service, and members may take up to four days for bereavement leave.

These members voted to join the Health, Office, & Professional Employees (HOPE) sector of Local 175 in March 2016.

Union Negotiating Committee: Sherene San Juan, and Union Rep Mark Stockton.

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

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