Contract Wins at Columbia Morningside and SSAOctober 14, 2022
After a long, hard battle, members at the Columbia Morningside and SSA bargaining units settled a new three-year contract including a three percent annual wage increase and a lump sum bonus payment of $500.
Members at Columbia Morningside maintained their employer paid 1199SEIU National Benefit Fund healthcare, as well at the 1199SEIUPension, Training and Child Care funds. Cafeteria and Dining members also negotiated an increase in temporary layoff pay from $220 to $255.
Members at Columbia SSA won a $1,250 equity adjustment to their base wage rate and to the minimum rates before the three percent wage increase is applied in 2022.
At both Morningside and SSA, Columbia members won an additional paid holiday in recognition of the new Federal holiday for Juneteenth, the day which commemorates the emancipation of enslaved Black Americans in 1865.