MPTF And Healthcare Workers Union Agree To 3-Year Contract

Members of Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare West voted on Friday to ratify a three-year agreement with the Motion Picture and Television Fund, ending a year-long dispute at the MPTF’s Wasserman Campus and other facilities. 80% of union members voted to approve the deal, which includes 1% annual pay increases and bonuses for some 500 staff members at the facilities, SEIU-UHW spokesman Sean Wherley said today. The agreement also addresses the issue of staffing levels at the facilities, which was a key issue during the negotiations. The contract enables “a joint labor-management committee to begin discussions on how to handle staffing, so as not to compromise safety and ensure the highest level of care for residents”, Wherley said.

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Union members had been working without a contract for more than a year. The contentious dispute reached a peak last March when union officials had threatened a three-day strike after contract talks broke down. Both sides subsequently agreed to a 60-day “cooling off” period during which negotiations continued.   (more…)

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