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Adirondack Tri-County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, union ratify contract

— The 1199 SEIU nursing home employees at ATCNRC located in North Creek have ratified a new contract.

Administrator Hal Payne said the Union worked with us and settled on a 4 year contract that is beneficial to our employees and improves our ability to take care of our residents. In these shaky economic times both parties feel more secure with a contract that includes guaranteed raises, affordable health insurance, and a good pension.

In addition to across the board wage increases for the next 4 years, CNA and LPN wage increases and shift differentials are also included.

The facility agreed to increase their contribution to the workers health insurance benefits and to the pension plan. Employees will now be allowed to sell back 50% of their accrued vacation time.

“We are a small nursing home and we are like family”, 31 year employee Charlotte Bessey Ward Clerk said. “I think the facility understands that when workers are able to take care of ourselves, we do a better job of taking care of each other and providing the quality care that Adirondack Tri-County is known for-it’s a win-win for everyone at the nursing home and in the community.”

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