The nursing home workers at Mary Ryder Home recently celebrated winning a new contract that includes guaranteed raises and bonuses every year of the three-year agreement. This was a big step forward for workers because previously negotiations took place each year for a new contract.
With a three-year agreement, SEIU members have some stability and know what to expect in terms of raises beyond the next twelve months.
“I’ve served on the bargaining team for many years and I am so proud of what we accomplished this year. We won the biggest raises we’ve seen, plus seniority bonuses. We can’t stop now. If more of us get involved just imagine what we can win in our next agreement!”
– Lois Robinson, Housekeeper, Mary Ryder Home