Tower Health hospital reaches deal with Pennsylvania workers

Pottstown (Pa.) Hospital reached a contract agreement with workers after six months at the bargaining table, according to The Mercury.

The agreement covers more than 250 workers, including certified nursing assistants, transporters, unit secretaries, service workers and technicians, represented by Service Employee International Union Healthcare Pennsylvania.

It includes across-the-board wage increases over the three-year contract term, as well as seniority protections and limits on health insurance costs, according to the report, which cites a press release.

Workers at the hospital that is part of West Reading, Pa.-based Tower Health, are reportedly guaranteed wage raises of up to 4 percent annually during the contract, and employees may keep their spouses on the Tower Health insurance plan.

This is the first agreement between SEIU-represented workers and Tower Health since Tower Health acquired the hospital last year.


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