Touchette hospital workers saw their action lead to direct results at the bargaining table this year when members circulated a petition demanding hazard pay and then hand delivered it during a march on the boss later. Thanks to that display of unity and strength, workers secured a $50 hazard pay bonus for every month worked during the pandemic!
Check out other highlights from the new contract that 99.9% of members voted yes to approve:
- Increased minimum starting wages of $13.75 with a $0.50 increase over the course of the contract
- Across the board raises of 2.5% over the course of the contract, including a ratification bonus of $75
- Seniority raises at years 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25
- $250 bonus for getting vaccinated
- And more!