Kindred Collective Bargaining Agreement (April 2015)

 

All sections remain current contract unless amended by these Agreements:

  1. 1. Economics:

Wage Increases- all wage increases are effective first pay period following unless specified.

For Valley Gardens, Foothill, Village Squareall employees shall receive:

February 2015= 1%

December 2015= 1%

July 2016= 1%

December 2016= 1%

July 2017= 1%

December 2017= 1%

 

For Canyonwood only

All CNA and RNA start rates shall increase effective last pay period in March 2015 to $12.50. Employees above the Start rate and all other employees shall receive the following increases:

February 2015= 1% (unless the employee received a larger increase from the CNA and RNA start rate increase)

December 2015= 1%

July 2016= 1%

December 2016= 1%

July 2017= 1%

December 2017= 1%

 

 

For Canyonwood and Valley Gardens- all CNA and RNA start rates shall increase by 1.5% at ratification, 1.5% in December 2015 and 1% in July 2016 and 1% December 2016

 

For Valley Gardens, Foothill, Village Square and Canyonwood

Longevity Raise

Employees with more than 10 and less than 19 years of service shall receive an additional $.05 raise in April 2015

 

 

Employees with 20 years or more of service shall receive an additional $.08 raise in April 2015.

 

At Bay Area facilities (Tunnel, 19th Ave. Golden Gate, Lawton, Victorian, Hacienda, Santa Cruz and Pacific Coast)- all employees above the wage scales shall receive:

February 2015= 1%

December 2015= 1%

July 2016= 1%

December 2016= 1%

July 2017= 1%

December 2017= 1%

 

At Bay Area facilities (Tunnel, 19th Ave. Golden Gate, Lawton, Victorian, Hacienda, Santa Cruz and Pacific Coast)- all employees inside the wage scales (less than 5 years) shall receive:

The step increase on his/her anniversary + the following raises.

February 2015= .5%

December 2015= .5%

July 2016= .5%

December 2016= .25%

July 2017= .5%

December 2017= .25%

 

New Steps shall be created so that the Steps shall be:

Start

1 year

2 year

3 year

4 year

5 year

 

The Minimum Rates for the steps shall be increased by .25% in December 2015, July 2016 and July 2017.

All employees at the Start rate shall receive anniversary Step1 increase (5-7%) before receiving any across the board increases above.

 

All facilities:

 

HSG employees shall receive the across the board increases and the Union will meet with HSG to discuss minimum rates and execute the HSG Agreement.

 

Minimum Wage Cushion:

Kindred will adjust any wage scales to Minimum Wage + any employees with 1 year of service will receive $.05 on top of the Minimum, employees with 2-4 years shall receive $.07 on top of the minimum and 5 years or more shall receive $.10 above the minimum.

 

 

Bonuses- State Quality Bonuses (new money- by facility)

2014- Kindred shall share 15% of the Bonus money paid by the State to the following facilities (including HSG employees) Estimated amount of facility share- listed below:

  • 19th Ave = $27,000
  • Golden Gate= $23,000
  • Valley Gardens= $18,239
  • Victorian= $16,774
  • Village Square- $10,872
  • Tunnel= $8,544
  • Foothill= $5,394

2014 amounts will be paid within ninety (90) days of ratification of this Agreement.

 

2015, 2016 and 2017- Kindred shall share 20% of any State QASP bonus money with the employees in the facility (including HSG employees).

Each facility has a chance to earn the bonus each year.

 

Health Care Plans

Kaiser – maintain status quo for 2015.

Once during the term of the Agreement, Kindred may increase the Kaiser co pay by $5 (to $10 in the north and $20 in the south) in a plan typical of Kaiser HMO and shall provide each employee affected with a $.05 wage increase (as long as the employee remains working at Kindred and enrolled in the health plans);

Kindred may adjust the spousal rate for employees hired prior to 1997 from 77.9% to 67.9% in the same year it adjusts the Kaiser plan above.

 

In addition, in 2016 and 2017, if Kaiser raise the prices to Kindred more than 10% (between northern and southern California), then Kindred may raise the co pay (to $15 in the north and $25 in the south) but Kindred will provide each employee with a wage increase of $.05 for employee only, $.08 for child and spouse and $.10 for family- as long as the employee remains employed by Kindred and enrolled in the health care plan.

Federal Excise Tax-applies to all plans

If any of the Kindred plans are approaching the ACA Excise tax (of 40%) the Union and Kindred will meet to discuss alternative plan designs to stay below the tax level. If there is no agreement, the Union and Kindred will mediate with Federal Mediation Conciliation Services and if there is not agreement, the Union may sibmit the issue to arbitration.

 

Sick Leave- current contract plus:

All part time and on call employees who earn less than $13 per hour shall earn sick leave under State law effective July 1, 2015. A minimum of 3 days per year.

 

Per Diem Differential- remains current contract for current employees  but reduced rate for new hires

 

Pay in Lieu of Benefits– employees covered will receive wage increases equal to their PTPIB differential (to the extent not receiving benefits. Increases from 5-7.5%)

 

  1. Contract Language Changes

Section 1- Recognition

Bargaining Unit- confirm creation of “super” bargaining unit

 

New Section on Subcontracting

Subcontracting- all facilities shall have same subcontracting protection.

If Kindred subcontracts- the subcontractor will execute a “Me-Too” Agreement tracking Kindred pay and benefits.

 

Morrison- employees re-hired by Kindred after Morrison, shall receive Kindred seniority. Beginning in 2016 and for the term of this Agreement, Kindred will provide employees with a bonus to make them whole for the $10 premium Kaiser plan (up to $200 per month for the life of this Agreement)

 

 

Term of Agreement–  3 years , expires April 30,  2018.

 

  1. Sideletters:
  • Union and Kindred will meet to attempt to settle the grievances over losses to Dietary employees who were subcontracted to Morrison in 2013 and 2014 (April 29 in Oakland)
  • Union and HSG and Kindred will meet to agree on HSG start rates (April 29)
  • Union and Kindred will meet to discuss Canyonwood health plan and staffing;
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