NYU Caregivers Score Bombshell Contract Victory; Hospital System Going Back in the League Multi-Employer Bargaining Unit
After three contract extensions, months of bargaining and over two years of uncertainty and fight-back, 1199SEIU workers employed by NYU Langone have reached a new contract with their employer. As a result of caregivers showing NYU they will do what it takes to maintain the quality of jobs and care for New Yorkers, NYU is rejoining the League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes, and workers will be covered by the terms and conditions of the League agreement settled in July 2018. The contract maintains all health benefits, includes annual raises over the life of the contract, and continues NYU’s payments into the 1199 pension and benefit funds. It is subject to ratification by the membership. “NYU is a world-class hospital because of the quality of its workforce, and we need and deserve world-class healthcare benefits,” said Shaneka Castro-Birden, an Operating Room Scheduler at NYU Langone-Tisch. “Like many of my co-workers, I have a family to take care of, and I have my own healthcare needs. I’m so proud of my co-workers for joining me in making our voices heard!” Read more here.