On Wednesday, June 9th, UFCW Local 152 members at St. Mary’s Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare and St. Mary’s Villa for Independent & Retirement Living came together and ratified a new contract!
The three-year contract guarantees pay raises each year for the life of the contract in addition to a ratification bonus! Long-term members with at least ten years of seniority will also receive a longevity bonus to reward them for their advanced skills and dedication.
The newly ratified agreement also introduces the creation of the Preceptor Program, a training program available to all union departments. Finally, the contract outlines both an attendance incentive bonus and a pandemic bonus for our members.
Congratulations to our members and the Negotiating Committee! This included Director of Collective Bargaining Dan Ross, Union Representative Pete White, and Shop Stewards Irma Greenhow, Ailyn Deguzman, and Dennis Hudson. Great job everyone!
UFCW Local 152 represents over 150 workers at both St. Mary’s locations in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. They are Catholic faith care centers promising to welcome you into a “warm and caring atmosphere,” according to their website. Our members work in dietary, maintenance, housekeeping, grounds, and more.
Below are some photos taken at the June 9 ratification meeting.