Today, SEIU 1199 New England bus drivers, monitors and aides announced a tentative contract agreement with their employer, First Student, thereby averting an open strike planned for November 2 at 5:30AM. Workers announced the intent to strike after contract negotiations stalled after the 275 employees who work in the Lincoln, West Warwick and Cranston bus
Mental health staff at Gilead Community Services and Sound Community Services finalized a new union contract that includes wage increases of up to 20% and affordable health insurance for frontline caregivers. The new contracts, which also provide for additional employee wage increases according to longevity of service at the agency and designate Juneteenth as a
Home Care Workers Win Paid Time Off and Health Insurance Funding for the First Time in Newly Ratified 1199 Union Contract
Union home care workers presented the newly ratified 1199 Personal Care Attendants contract with the State of Connecticut on Wednesday, including wage increases up to $18.25 per hour in January, supplementary health insurance funding, a 6% retroactive lump sum bonus for all hours worked from April 2021 through March 2022, and paid time off. The
On Tuesday, December 8, 2021, the New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199, SEIU, reached an Agreement for a new contract for group home and day program workers at Sunrise Northeast, Inc. This Agreement, once ratified by the membership, will end the members’ two month strike. Sunrise operates 28 group home and day programs
The New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199, SEIU, settled on a new contract for group home and day program workers at Network Inc. on Wednesday, cancelling the October 5th strike notification of 300-plus union members at the agency. Network Inc. is the first community programs agency (group home and day program providers) to
Union nursing home workers at Icare facilities agreed to a new contract that sets a historic $20 per hour minimum wage for certified nursing assistants and $30 per hour for licensed practical nurses, averting Friday’s nursing home strike. On top of the wage increases for all workers, all Icare workers will also have a pension
El Tribunal de Distrito de EE.UU. en Nueva Jersey otorgó un juicio sumario en seis cargos y desestimó otros dos cargos a favor de la Unión de Trabajadores de la Salud de Nueva Inglaterra, Distrito 1199 SEIU, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, y la Unión Internacional de Trabajadores de Servicios. Los ocho cargos estaban pendientes
The U.S. District Court for New Jersey granted summary judgment on six counts and dismissed two counts in favor of the New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199 SEIU, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, and the Service Employees International Union. The eight counts were pending since 2012 from legal actions filed by HealthBridge Management
Gov. Ned Lamont signs bill that incrementally increases Connecticut’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2023
SEIU 1199NE President Rob Baril opened the ceremony in which Governor Ned Lamont signed a bill that will raise Connecticut’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2023. The current minimum wage of $10.10 an hour will climb through gradual increases for the next several years under the law signed Tuesday. The Democratic governor signed
Licensed Practical Nurses at Salmon Brook have reached a tentative agreement for their first Union contract!
Licensed Practical Nurses at Salmon Brook have reached a tentative agreement for their first #Union contract! The contract includes improvements in benefits, wages, fairness and overall rights on the job. Congratulations! #WeRise #WeWin #StrongerTogether #UnionPower — with Salmon Brook Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation.