On Thursday, July 14th, more than one hundred Meadow Lakes Senior Living workers came together to ratify a strong new union contract!
The three-year agreement includes annual wage increases each year for the life of the contract. All members will receive a ratification bonus; furthermore, members with more than five years of employment will receive a “longevity increase,” which is additional compensation on top of their typical hourly wage. This increase was put in place to reward senior members’ loyalty and dedication. Finally, the shift differential for the second and third shifts was increased.
Through hard bargaining, all members will now have six paid holidays! Previously, the members at Meadow Lakes were required to use their ETO bank for unworked holiday pay. This change essentially gives all members more paid days off per year which is a great improvement for our members. Finally, all members will now have a higher annual shoe allowance, giving workers a wider range of approved footwear to choose from.
Congratulations to our members on this monumental win! The Negotiating Committee included Director of Collective Bargaining Dan Ross, Director of Field Services Peggy Kelly, Union Representative Chad Brooks, Union Representative Peter White, and Shop Stewards Rich Bell, Treena West, Stacie Chew, Irma Lamadrid, and committee member Rachel White. Great job!
UFCW Local 152 proudly represents more than one hundred workers at Meadow Lakes Senior Living. Our members work in dietary, housekeeping, and maintenance; additionally, we represent drivers, CMAs, and many more. Meadow Lakes is a Springpoint community offering both independent and assisted living across 100 acres in the beautiful East Windsor, New Jersey.
Below are photos of members voting at the ratification meeting on July 14, 2022.