Local 5 workers at Hale Nani reach tentative agreement

IMG_1901Local 5 workers at Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center reached a tentative agreement with the company on Friday, July 15th.

The new deal addresses concerns about staffing and comes with an 8% increase in pay over three years, increased sick leave benefits, higher night shift premiums and a fairer absenteeism policy to name a few of the improvements.

It also resolved some of the unfair labor practices the Union filed against the company which led to a 3-day strike, including securing back pay for workers sent home after being denied the right to wear a union shirt on casual dress days.

“We are proud of what we accomplished by being united and strong as a union. We are looking forward to starting a new a relationship with our employer that will benefit our residents and make Hale Nani the best it can be,” says Louie Bernardo, Restorative Nursing Aide.

Workers will vote to ratify the agreement on Tuesday, July 26.