The League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes reached a tentative contract with 1199 SEIU on Monday. The four-year deal increases wages by a total of 13% and maintains health insurance at no cost to union members. The contract, which both sides still have to approve, would avert a one-day strike scheduled for July 31.
Nurses and caregivers, members of 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, have a new four-year working contract.
The came following early hour negotiations on Tuesday, after five months of impasse, when shop stewards for 1199 SEIU members reached a tentative agreement with the League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes.
The 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East union reached a tentative four-year contract with the League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes of New York. The League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes is an association of 109 not-for-profit hospitals, nursing homes and affiliated facilities in the New…
The League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes, an employer group representing 109 hospitals, nursing homes and other clinics in the New York City area, has reached a tentative labor agreement with 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East.
The agreement, which still needs to be ratified by the League and the union, averts the union’s planned July 31 strike.
The League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes and 1199 SEIU have reached a tentative deal on a new four-year contract.
Employees, provided they ratify the agreement, will receive a 13-percent wage hike over the next four years.
But this was never really about wage increases.
The big issue was how large nonprofit health systems would contribute toward the National Benefit Fund, which provides members with health and life insurance and other benefits.
Some 70,000 New York City healthcare workers have a tentative labor deal with the umbrella group representing almost all local hospitals, averting a possible strike at the end of the month.
But as important as wages, health benefits and pension were to SEIU-1199, an even bigger victory could be winning the right to add healthcare workers to a union that is widely considered one of the most powerful forces in city and state politics.