Agreement comes just days after members rejected previous contract offer and held a strike vote
Crosby, Minn – Just days after a majority of members voted to authorize a one-day ULP strike, members of SEIU Healthcare Minnesota and the management team of Cuyuna Regional Medical Center reached a tentative agreement late Monday evening. The agreement now will be voted on by the members in all 3 bargaining units over the coming week, with voting wrapping up November 6th. Full details are currently being shared with membership, but some of the main highlights include:
- Across the board wage increases of 2% per year of the contract and numerous increases for overnight work, certifications and more.
- Increases in holiday pay
- Improved sick leave and vacation policies
SEIU Healthcare Minnesota President and lead negotiator Jamie Gulley commented on the TA, which the bargaining team recommended for a “yes” vote by membership.
“The work SEIU Healthcare Minnesota members do every day to make sure CRMC patients get the quality care they deserve is second to none. Our members are the reason for the ongoing success of CRMC. We are glad we were able to move forward in many regards and know that the 600 hard working members deserve everything they won and much more. I’m proud this group pushed to win the gains they won for CRMC workers, patients and the whole community.”
SEIU Healthcare Minnesota represents 600 healthcare workers working at the hospital, nursing home, assisted living center and the ambulance crew. SEIU members perform nearly every job at CRMC except Registered Nurse, including: RadiologicTechnologists, Medical Lab Techs, Licensed Practical Nurses, Certified SurgicalTechs, Paramedics, EMTs, Sterile Processing workers, Skilled Maintenance workers-carpenters/electricians, Business Office Clerical workers, Admissions,Environmental Services, Dietary and more.
SEIU Healthcare Minnesota represents healthcare and long term care workers in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and home care across Minnesota