CHC, AFT union concur on new agreement

Vermont Enterprise Journal The Local community Well being Centers (CHC) and the members of Community Wellbeing United (CHU), AFT Vermont have ratified a new union contract. This new settlement builds upon the current agreement with professional personnel, and now incorporates168 assistance personnel. It will:

  • Elevate the minimal start out fee to $20/hour in August of 2023
  • Enhance paid out time off (which includes 15 days of paid out parental depart)
  • Improve workers input to strengthen orientation, education, health and safety        

CHC’s CEO, Jeff McKee, was significantly happy of the collaborative bargaining system, while both of those groups had been “one hundred % dedicated to the sufferers and mission of the group, providing as a lot as achievable to the team who are the heart of CHC, and guaranteeing the very long-expression viability of our non-revenue business.”

In accordance to CHU President, Andrea Solomon, a CHC Doctor Assistant, “We supply good quality healthcare, dental, mental health, case management, and habit recovery aid for anyone who requirements it. The advancements in wages, paid time off and functioning ailments that we have agreed to in this contract will go a very long way to recruiting and retaining the staff we need to have to greater provide our patients.”

The functions were assisted by mediator, FMCS Commissioner Annie Rutsky. The newly-ratified contract goes into effect February 4, 2023.

Because 1971, the Local community Overall health Facilities have offered excellent wellness care for Vermonters regardless of fiscal or insurance policies status. 1 of 12 Federally Certified Wellbeing Facilities in the state, CHC has 9 places and is a single of the biggest nonprofit family members health and dental procedures in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. For extra info on their solutions and packages, pay a visit to

AFT Vermont is the state’s quickest growing union and represents far more than 6,000 better education and health care industry experts at Community Well being Facilities, Brattleboro Memorial Healthcare facility, Porter Professional medical Heart, Prepared Parenthood of Northern New England, UVM Clinical Heart, the University of Vermont, Local community College of Vermont and the Vermont State University. For additional facts:

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2.2.2023. BURLINGTON, VT – The Group Overall health Centers