Board of Health Unanimously Approves Tentative Agreement
Las Vegas-“Let the healing begin. We want a healthy, Health District,” said Board of Health Member Chris Giunchigliani on Thursday, September 28, just moments before the board unanimously voted to approve a Tentative Agreement between Southern Nevada Health District management and SEIU Nevada represented employees, for much needed wage increases.
Negotiations lasted nine months and at times were extremely difficult, but SNHD workers and the bargaining team stuck together to fight for fair and equitable wages for all. For several years, employees have worked with SNHD during times of economic and financial crises, sacrificing wage increases to ensure that the District could continue to provide critical services to the community.
When an agreement was reached mid September, member turnout for ratification reached a record 87%, with 98% voting to approve. On September 28, SNHD workers made their presence felt at the Board of Health meeting, holding signs and speaking during public comment to urge the board to approve the Tentative Agreement.
The Board agreed with us: It’s time to invest in the people who keep SNHD running.
Congratulations to all SNHD workers! Together We Rise!
*2.5% COLA for 2018*
*2.5% COLA for 2019*
Current & Active employees will receive a two (2) step increase for 2018 & 2019