Many questions and concerns have come forward about retro pay.
While the Employers have implemented other provisions of the new contract they chose to delay retro pay until all documnets are signed by all parties.
Grievances have been filed on the delay of retro pay at all hospitals.
The Union believes the Employer is attempting to rush the Union in reviewing the new contract drafts by stating retro pay will not be paid out until all contracts are signed by both parties.
The Union will continue to make the contract proofing a priority, but will not rubber stamp the drafts and risk approving documents that have not been thoroughly reviewed and edited, if needed.
Please follow the progress of this issue on the SEIU HCMN website at www.seiuhealthcaremn.org, or you may also contact a Union Steward at your facility. Even though the Employer has chosen to delay the retro payment, the effective date remains the same, the first full pay period following March 1, 2012.
Once the contract review and signing is complete we will forward all documents to the contract printer. Upon delivery of all printed contracts to the Union notices will be posted at each site and on the SEIU Healthcare Minnesota website identifying the contract distribution dates, times, and locations.