SEIU members at Mary Ryder Home just wrapped up bargaining over their new agreement and won significant improvements. Workers stuck together and took action to win – circulating petitions and even delivering black roses to management.
Employees who were impacted by the St. Louis minimum wage increase will keep that $10/hour, despite the fact that the minimum wage law was rescinded on August 28. In addition, those who did not receive an increase from the minimum wage will get a 2% raise.
Mary Ryder management insisted on striking our union security clause from the contract, emboldened by the passage of Right to Work earlier this year. Workers stood strong to protect our union rights, and upon filing of signatures in Jefferson City to delay RTW and allow voters the opportunity to have a say on the 2018 ballot, management finally relented.
Congratulations to our SEIU members at Mary Ryder Home!