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The contract give up a pay raise this year but does include a one-time $1,000 payment to all bargaining unit members.
MNA's bargaining unit members are already very well represented by Amy Hauschild and Robin Haux.
SEIU-UHW also "engaged in campaign misrepresentations by falsely telling bargaining unit members that, as a consequence of voting for (NUHW), they would: (1) lose their health insurance; (2) lose their place on the Kaiser Health Plan waiting list; (3) have their wages reduced to $8.
Some may draw on their experience with nurses and other health professionals, but they may be less effective than those who have worked with individualistic bargaining unit members, such as university faculty or even actors.
Union representatives report that these threats have a chilling effect on union contract demands and on the willingness of union leaders and bargaining unit members to aggressively pressure the employer to give in to their demands.
The new agreement requires LTV to compare a new project with those on which bargaining unit members work at a particular location, and to demonstrate that a project to be subcontracted is larger than others that the bargaining unit is normally expected to handle.
Therefore, the firm might not reinstate some bargaining unit members until business picks up again.
Fliers tomorrow will remind bargaining unit members about the need to stick together and support union negotiators.