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SEIU Healthcare Minnesota & Iowa: Planned Parenthood workers ratify first union contract

From the Minneapolis Labor Review, February 17, 2024
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Planned Parenthood North Central States workers in Minnesota and four other states voted to ratify their first union contract in a vote concluding January 17. The new contract covers about 430 members of PPNCS United, which is affiliated with SEIU Healthcare Minnesota and Iowa.

The workers first voted to unionize in July 2022 but faced a management which retaliated against bargaining committee members with firings and “final written notices.”

Nothing came easily at the bargaining table and unfair labor practices filed with the National Labor Relations Board are still awaiting decisions.

The contract will provide raises of 11.75 percent over three years and health insurance will become more affordable, especially for workers with children.