1199 SEIU-Represented Workers Employed At Buffalo’s BryLin Hospital Ratify A New Three-Year Agreement That Includes Wage Increases & An Increase In Shift Differential Pay
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) United Healthcare Workers East-represented Workers employed at BryLin Hospital in Buffalo - an in-patient facility that provides treatment for mental health and substance abuse issues for adolescents and adults, have ratified a new three-year contract that includes wage increases and an increase in shift differential pay.
The contract covers 185 Union-represented Workers who are employed in a variety of job titles, including Licensed Clinical Counselors, Maintenance, Environmental Services, Dietary, Clerical, Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, Mental Health Technician, as well as Social Workers and Therapeutic Activities Aides.
The new agreement, which was announced on 1199 SEIU’s Facebook Page, runs through June 30th, 2025,
Under the deal, 1199 SEIU-represented Workers at BryLin Hospital will earn more than $15 an hour, will get a total wage increase of 8% by January 2023, and an additional 1% in each year of the contract, totaling 10%, the Union said.
New hires will start at $15 per hour and will be included in wage scales and steps, 1199 SEIU said. And new hires will also receive credit for experience, the Union added.
In addition, the BryLin Hospital contract calls for: Two paid educational days per calendar year; Protects Union jobs with stronger language on the use of Agency Workers; includes New York State Paid Family Sick Leave; and adds a Job Security Committee.
On another front, the BryLin Workers also won an increase in shift differential pay, 1199 SEIU also posted.