Bargaining Update: Tentative Agreement

By admin / On / In Contracts, Local 88, Members

Dear Local 88-1 Members,

This afternoon we reached a Tentative Agreement on a new union contract.  We made strong headway in number of areas.  Below is a brief summary:

Wages Increases:

  • Retro to 7/1/2016: $0.65/hour or 3% increase to your hourly rate, whichever is greater.
  • 7/1/2017: $0.55/hour or 1.5%, whichever is greater
  • 7/1/2018: 0.55 or 1.5%, whichever is greater
  • Step increase schedule is accelerated to provide advancement up the wage scale more rapidly at years 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, and 14.  Employees currently past year 14 will advance under the old schedule of 15, 20, and 25.
  • Clarified language around out of class pay and wage rates changes after a promotion or transfer.
  • Market based selective salary increases of $0.65/hour for Medical Records/Hooper Admit Clerks & OTC Front Desk Receptionists.

Holidays and Paid Leave:

  • Corrected contract language so that less than 1.0 FTE members receive holiday pay for all worked during their scheduled shift on a holiday.
  • Seniority preference for PTO and Vacation leave scheduling.
    Updated contract language with Oregon Sick Leave Law providing more protection for an employee using PTO for a sick leave purpose.

Other Conditions:

Seniority bidding rights for vacancies expanded: J2’s and Lead CBA’s are in the same class; Crew 1 and Crew 2 are in the same class; Sobering Techs 1, 2 and IER will remain in the same class.

  • Clarified the process for shift replacement.
  • Final Warnings are reduced to written warnings after 12 months if there is no disciplinary action during that time period.
  • Additional information will be coming out shortly concerning the full detail of the settlement and the ratification date, times and locations.

In Unity,

The Local 88-1 Bargaining Team