Members of SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH with the Arbors of Pomeroy recently negotiated a new 3-year contract. Negotiations started with proposed concessions, included loss of a week of PTO for workers with 20+ years of service, loss of Martin Luther King Day as PTO, and loss of a paid floating holiday.
The Arbors of Pomeroy is a long-term care facility in Pomeroy, Ohio. Members successfully pushed back on the concessions and negotiated wage increases.
The new contract includes the following provisions:
- Wage Increases – 2.5% in the First Year, 2.5% in the Second Year, and 1.25% in the Third Year (prior to the contract re-opening mid-year).
- Wage Scale – The members negotiated an updated wage scale with immediate additional wage increases.
- Concessions – Defeated loss of MLK Jr. Day as PTO, defeated loss of 1 week of PTO for employees with 20+ years of service, and defeated loss of paid floating holiday.
- Contract Language – Negotiated language needed to strengthen the contract.
Members on the negotiating committee stayed together and were very attuned to the needs of the bargaining unit as a whole. We are stronger together.