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Following A Successful Campaign By The UFCW…

December 19, 2016 
By WNYLaborToday.com Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell

Tonawanda, NY – Following a successful campaign by United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local One to organize the first Brookdale Senior Living Facility in the United States right here in Western New York, 23 Brookdale-Niagara Employees in Tonawanda received $28,000 in National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)-ordered back pay this week, UFCW Local One Western Area Director Mark Manna told WNYLaborToday.com today (Wednesday, December 14th).

“We reached a settlement (with the company) in August after the NLRB’s issued a (10-J Charge) against Brookdale-Niagara.  On Tuesday (December 13th), the NLRB’s Buffalo Office handed out the board-ordered back pay checks to the Workers as a result of the company’s ‘unfair treatment’ of their Employees during contract negotiations.  In fact, one Worker received ($6,000),” Manna (pictured below with one of the Workers, making a check presentation) told Your On-Line Labor Newspaper (Photos Below Courtesy of UFCW Local One and Western Area Director Mark Manna).

“We reached a settlement (with the company) in August after the NLRB’s issued a (10-J Charge) against Brookdale-Niagara.  On Tuesday (December 13th), the NLRB’s Buffalo Office handed out the board-ordered back pay checks to the Workers as a result of the company’s ‘unfair treatment’ of their Employees during contract negotiations.  In fact, one Worker received ($6,000),” Manna (pictured below with one of the Workers, making a check presentation) told Your On-Line Labor Newspaper (Photos Below Courtesy of UFCW Local One and Western Area Director Mark Manna).

The payments were made to the Workers after the UFCW Local One Western Area Office in Buffalo negotiated the Brookdale-Niagara Employees’ first Union Contract, a three-year deal that now provides them with “the largest one-year wage increase they’ve ever received (4%), a contract that protects seniority, the establishment of a grievance and arbitration procedure, and the creation of a safety and health committee to protect Workers from on-the-job injuries that are ‘common’ in the health care industry,” Manna said.

The contract was ratified in April of this year

Brentwood, Tennessee-headquartered Brookdale Senior Living is said to be the largest owner and operator of senior living communities across the U.S., operating more than 1,100 senior living communities and retirement communities throughout the country and employing 80,000 Staff Members that serve 100,000 residents.

The company’s Brookfield-Niagara Facility in the Erie County City of Tonawanda provides what is described on the company’s web site as “enhanced assisted living services for seniors.”  To read more click on the following link

December 18, 2016

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