SEIU Local 205 members voted to accept a new contract at Medical Action Inc., a medical supply company in Galloway, TN.
The new contract is a three-year agreement that included improvements in wages, health benefits, and vacation time. The members negotiated a 2.5% salary increase in the first year of the contract with wage openers scheduled to happen in years 2 and 3. There will be no increase in the employees' health insurance premium over the term of the contract. Workers are now also not required to work on weekends if they had already scheduled vacation time prior to that weekend. Also, SEIU members will sit on a joint committee to negotiate a gain-sharing program in which workers will be able to participate in profit sharing.
The union's Bargaining Committee was made up of Forestine Lee, Lonnie Winston, Deborah Winston, and Dallas Douglas.