On Wednesday, February 16th, 2022, UFCW Local 152 members at Spring Oak of Vineland, an assisted living facility in Vineland, New Jersey ratified a new union contract!
The new contract ensures all members will receive an immediate across-the-board wage increase, in addition to yearly increases. Health insurance rates will remain the same throughout the life of the contract.
It also introduces a Lead Program. In certain departments, a member will be selected as a “Lead” based on various parameters such as seniority and skill set. These Leads will receive an additional $1.50 on top of their regular rate. Furthermore, in an effort to reward members who train newly hired workers, the new contract also implements a Preceptor Program which will provide trainers a $50 weekly bonus.
Finally, longtime members with more than fifteen years of service will now have an additional personal holiday.
Congratulations to our members and the Negotiating Committee, which consisted of Assistant Director of Collective Bargaining Lisa Sanders, Director of Field Services Peggy Kelly, Union Representatives Chad Brooks and Pete White, Shop Steward Lucy Maldonado, and committee member Kelly Rowland. Great job!
UFCW Local 152 proudly represents forty workers at Spring Oak of Vineland, a community offering assisted living and memory care services in Vineland, NJ.