Members at Mobile Climate achieve new deal
On October 24, 2015, more than 200 members of Local 175 at Mobile Climate achieved a new contract following a challenging set of negotiations.
Wages increase for all rates by at least two per cent in each year of the agreement and negotiated language includes the reclassification of 25 employees immediately into higher paying jobs and higher rates of pay.
Members benefit from one additional floater holiday to bring their entitlement to a total of three per year. Vision care improves to $180, up from $135, and the dental fee cap increases to $1,600, up from $1,500, per contract year. The dispensing fee cap for prescriptions increases to $10, up from $7, and the reimbursement amount for required doctor’s notes also increases. The safety boot allowance also improves.
New language provides interdepartmental training and transfers. Several other language improvements provide employees more Union Security.
Union Negotiation Committee: Mach Duong, Raja Nadarajah, Matthew Taylor, and Union Rep John DiNardo.