SEIU 888 works collaboratively with chapters across Massachusetts to secure dozens of contracts for members each year - contracts that improve the lives of our members and the services available in the communities they serve.
Here are just a few examples of our recent wins.
Framingham City Hall Professionals
Framingham City Hall professionals - led by SEIU 888 members Kitty Mahoney, James Demeo, Valerie Leonardo, Ed Clinton and a broader negotiating team - successfully secured an agreement after more than two years of negotiations. The team secured a number of gains including an additional week of vacation and a 3,2,2 pay increase with a wage study and reopener. The team is looking forward to working with the city’s new management team.
Wachusett Town Employees
Stewards Deanna Yahres and Michelle Pellerin and team negotiated in earnest for a year with the town of Wachusetts to secure a strong contract for their union brothers and sisters. Their agreement included a new retirement buy back, additional longevity, an additional personal day, new union orientation language and 3.5,2,2 wage increases.
Oxford Clerical Workers
After just 3 negotiating meetings, steward Sue Grenier and her team secured a new contract for Oxford Clerical Workers. In addition to a 3,3,3 salary increase, the contract includes a scale reorganization, better member access to open positions, a wage adjustment for secretaries, and new union orientation language.
Hopkinton Cafeteria Workers
Sandy Nieweira, steward for Hopkinton’s cafeteria workers, worked with her team to secure a strong contract for her chapter. The agreement included a complete wage scale adjustment to be competitive with surrounding towns, which will result in 18 percent salary increases over three years. The contract also includes additional seniority language, an additional personal day, and job posting benefits.