1199 SEIU Healthcare Workers Ratify New Two‐Year Contract At The Anthony Jordan Health Care Center In Rochester, Includes Fully-Funded Health Insurance & A 4% Wage Increase, Brings Service Workers To $15 Per Hour
(ROCHESTER, NEW YORK) - More than 50 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) United Healthcare Workers East-represented Health Care Workers employed at the Anthony Jordan Health Care Center in Rochester have ratified a new two-year agreement following months of negotiations.
The deal - which runs retroactively from January 1st, 2022 to December 31st, 2023, includes a 4% wage increase over the life of the agreement and fully-funded, employer provided health insurance. The Health Care Workers are also now earning no less than $15 per hour, which is above the area Minimum Wage.
In addition, the contract includes: Union-represented Workers can now use one of four already existing float holidays to celebrate Juneteenth; A $1,000 Retention Bonus for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs); A $1,000 Sign-On Bonus to help recruit new LPNs will be offered; An additional bereavement day; and Caregivers with more than 30 years of service will get an additional 1.25% wage increase for their dedication to serving the community.
“I’m thankful to be part of the Union,” LPN Lisa Booker-Downer said. “If it was not for 1199’s health insurance and benefits, I would not be able to stay at Jordan. I could not afford to pay the high cost of health insurance that Jordan offers the Non-Union Workers because they have to pay for it. With this contract, my health insurance is fully paid by the employer. I was also able to get training paid for by my Union Training Fund and that makes more money available to pay my bills.”
Health Care Workers at Anthony Jordan are employed as LPNs, Alcoholism Counselors, Medical Records Clerks, Building Service Workers, Interpreter/Clerk Nursing Assistants, Bi-Lingual Outreach Workers, School Health Assistant/Bi-Lingual, Receiving/Purchasing Clerks, WIC Office Assistant, Receptionist/Appointment Operator, Secretary, WIC Office Assistant/Site Coordinator, Medical Records Clerk, Referral Clerk, Dental Assistant, WIC Certification Aide, Accounts Receivable Clerk Billing Specialist, Financial Counselor/Biller, MIS Specialist, Computer Systems Technician, Medical Records Technician, Medical Records Correspondence Technician, Breastfeeding Coordinator, Counselor Teen Outreach, Counselor HIV/PPC, Dental Hygienist and Case Manager HIV/PPC.
1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, whose mission is to achieve quality care and good jobs for all, is the largest and fastest‐growing Health Care Union in America. The Union represents more than 400,000 Nurses and Caregivers throughout the States of New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Maryland and Florida, as well as Washington, D.C. and Florida.
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