Just a month ago, our hard-won Tentative Agreement became law. Now, it’s the contract that will govern our wages, benefits, and working conditions for the next three years.

What’s next: implementation and enforcement, and we start with comprehensive training of the corps of hundreds of Local 1000 Job Stewards who are on the front line, making our contract rights a reality for the 96,000 members we represent.

We’re working to ensure that all Job Stewards have a comprehensive understanding of the new language in the contract and empowering them with the knowledge and skills to actively participate in enforcing the contract and advocating for our members.

19 different in-person training meetings have been scheduled from late October through early December. Another three virtual meetings are being offered.

What’s in your new contract?

We negotiated a retroactive pay raise for all employees, won retroactive special salary adjustments (SSAs) for almost 40% of our job classifications, maintained the health care stipend with no expiration date, reduced the pre-retirement (OPEB) funding, secured a health facility retention payment, and added, changed, or preserved a number of skill-based differentials, allowances, and other reimbursements that factor into our state income. Our general salary increases, our wage equity increase, and our unit-based SSAs are all retroactive to July 1, 2023.

If you’d like to learn more about our newest contract, click here to read more.