New contract, wage increases for Michigan health care workers

After months of delays, illnesses, and pandemic-related issues, nursing home workers at Maryhill Manor at Local 2138-4 secured a new contract last week that included much-needed wage increases amidst the toll of the coronavirus.

“We tried to get what the workers deserved,” said Local 2138 President Jennifer Goudreau. “Eventually we were able to come to an agreement and everyone was happy this time around.”

Those working as cooks, activity aides, and LPNs, as well as those in dietary, housekeeping, and laundry, will receive wage increases of 7 percent while CNAs and RNs will receive a 10 percent increase.

These increases will include retroactivity back to Jan. 1, 2021, and will replace the current “hero pay” workers have been receiving since the pandemic began.

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