As you may have heard, we received an important proposal this week from the management team at Nupath. They have proposed to move next year’s 2% raise to this year — and to make it retroactive to January 2015.
If accepted, this proposal would increase staff pay by 2% now and 2% retroactive to January 2015 — but there would not be another raise in 2016. Details are included below.
The proposals that Nupath made to the union will change Article 31 in the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Specifically, the proposal seeks to do the following:
CURRENT ARTICLE 31: WAGES
Effective 7/1/14 all employees shall receive a 8% wage increase.
Effective 7/1/15 all employees and start rates shall receive a 2% wage increase.
Effective 7/1/16 all employees and start rates shall receive a 2% wage increase.
PROPOSED MODIFICATION TO ARTICLE 31- WAGES BY NUPATH
Change the effective date of the next scheduled 2% wage increase from July, 1, 2016 to an effective date retroactive to January 1, 2015 for all employees
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
If the majority of the bargaining unit vote to accept this offer, all qualified bargaining unit employees will receive a 2% raise this year, in addition to the 2% already received July 1, 2015. This raise will be retroactive to January 2015.
As of the date this offer is accepted, each employee will be making 2% more than they are currently making. Additionally, each employee will be paid for the difference between this new wage and that of what he or she was making in January 2015. There will be no raise on July 1, 2016.
WHAT IS MY ROLE?
In the next week, the Union will be meeting with the bargaining team members to discuss the proposal and to answer questions. If you would like to attend this meeting, please contact Mercy Saigbah at 508-207-5253 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bargaining team will likely make a recommendation to accept or reject the proposal to the entire bargaining unit. A vote will then be set, and all dues-paying members will be encouraged to cast ballots up or down on the proposal. Stay tuned for details on voting dates and times by the end of next week.
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