After a long, difficult battle with management for their first union contract, RWDSU Local 262 members at Bloomsburg Care & Rehabilitation Center in Pennsylvania have won numerous improvements.
The new contract includes improved starting minimum rates, annual raises, inclusion in the union medical plan, and secured paid time off and improved job security. The contract addressed many of the issues the workers had when they won their campaign to join the RWDSU in May, 2020. The 90 workers at the facility now have a strong first contract to go along with the security and voice on the job they won with their union membership.
“I am extremely proud of these members. Through patience and perseverance we achieved a really strong first contract that provides a solid foundation for contracts to come,” said Local 262 RWDSU President, Daniel Righetti.
The BCRC employees fought hard for a settlement that shows respect for the important work they do to care for their residents, and a strong, outspoken negotiating committee made the difference. “The BCRC employees united as a cohesive team, remained stronger together and were victorious. I’m very proud to have worked and be a part of this team.” said Local 262 RWDSU Business Agent Danielle Albano.