A wage increase, a guarantee of no new furloughs and a range of other improvements to our rights and working conditions lead the advances secured in our new 3-year Master Agreement. The agreement was reached between the Local 1000 bargaining team and representatives of the state, ratified by 90 percent of voting members and signed into law by the Governor. Language is also included pertaining to each individual unit.

Our bargaining teams and member activists will continue to fight for our rights and monitor the implementation of any changes made. “We’ve fought hard for this new contract–now it’s time to put it to work for us,” said Tamekia N. Robinson, vice president for organizing/representation. “Our goal is to train all of our stewards over the next few months on the changes in the new contract. A contract is only as good as its implementation.”