Tentative Agreement Reached with Essentia Miller Dwan

A tentative agreement has been reached with Essentia Miller Dwan. The ratification date has yet to be determined.  The negotiating committee includes Jake Lepak, Wendy Morin, Lou Ann Fox and Dave Kazmierczak, who worked hard for several months to reach a tentative agreement.  Below are some highlights of the agreement reached: 

  • 3-year contract with a wage and health insurance reopener
  • 2 percent wage increase retro back to April 1, 2018
  • 1.5 percent wage increase April 1, 2019
  • Orientation language to meet with new members
  • ABC language
  • $.25/per hour in longevity pay for employees over 20 years retro to April 1, 2018
  • Creation of a new class 3.5 for ORAs and CNA’S retro to April 1, 2018
  • Good Friday holiday pay beginning in 2019
  • Plus several language changes

Again I would like to thank the committee for all their hard work.