Our SEIU statewide elected bargaining team at Addus just reached a Tentative Agreement with management for our new raises!
We won on all of our top priorities:
- $.72/hour increase for all Addus workers, with retro pay to Aug 1st (Based on wages earned on 6/30/17).
- Increase to $1.77 for our Health Fund to protect our health insurance.
- Paid sick time for all workers covered by the Cook County Paid Sick Time ordinance.
- Protected our mileage from any reductions.
This is a huge victory for home care aides at Addus who have fought for years to win the rate increase in Springfield that made our raises possible. When Addus management tried to reduce our mileage and delay the implementation of our raises, our bargaining team stood strong and said NO WAY! When we stick together in our union, we have real power and this new agreement is testament to that fact.
The next step is for Addus home care aides to vote to ratify the new agreement so our raises can be implemented. Stay tuned for voting instructions.