Healthcare workers at Chase Brexton voted last week to ratify their first contract nearly 18 months after the union was formed. The overwhelming majority — 94% — of union members, represented by 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, voted for the contract, concluding what was “a long and arduous negotiation process,” according to bargaining committee member Donna Yaffe. “We feel we have finally established a solid contract, which will improve the working environment and alleviate staff burnout.” Workers won immediate 3% raises, more flexible scheduling, and a greater say in the health center’s direction. Read more here.
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