Twin Ports Nursing Home Members Win Big!

Screen Shot 2019-04-29 at 8.28.16 AMCongratulations to the SEIU members at Twin Ports Nursing Home in Superior, Wisconsin on ratifying a new standard setting contract! The contract is a two-year agreement that reopens for wage and benefit negotiations in year 2. Details include:

  • Clarified “Failure to Report to Work/No Call/No Show” language; as well as new Health and Safety language; improved bereavement leave language; and 401(k) retirement language.
  • Wage increases listed below are retro to April 1st, 2019, and upon ratification current employees will receive at least a 2% wage increase and be placed on the experience scale.
    • All employees will receive an additional 1% increase effective October 1, 2019.
    • HK, Dietary and Laundry will have a new starting wage experience scale (up 2%) starting at $13.77 with 10 cents added to each step 1-15.
    • CNAs will have a new starting wage experience scale (up 2%) starting at $15.81 with 15 cents added to each step 1-15;
    • Activities will have a new starting wage experience scale (up 1%) starting at $15.66 with 10 cents added to each step 1-15; and
    • Cooks will have a new starting wage experience scale (up 2%) starting at $15.81 with 10 cents added to each step 1-15.
    • Current staff will be placed on the scale at the appropriate, verifiable years of experience (there will be no loss in pay rate/no placement on a step below current pay rate).
    • Any employee who is currently above the 15-year scale will get a 2% increase at ratification and another 1% increase on October 1, 2019.
  • The TA also includes “No Leapfrogging language.”
  • The TA includes shift differentials for CNAs of twenty-five cents ($0.25) for all hours worked from 2pm-10pm, and fifty cents ($0.50) for all hours worked between 10pm and 6am.
  • After one (1) year, full time employees will receive one personal holiday annually, and after five (5) years, full time employees shall receive two (2) personal holidays annually.
  • Finally, employees with one (1) or more years of service may request vacation on a regularly scheduled weekend once per year; employees with five (5) or more years of service may request vacation on a regularly scheduled weekend twice per year.

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