All three contracts have been approved by our members, the Public Health Trust and the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners. The contract goes into effect on December 3, 2017.
It’s a strong contract that includes pay raises for everyone, no increases to Jackson First and very affordable premiums for the other insurance plans during the life of the agreement and a variety of contract enhancements. The financial gains are noteworthy especially when you consider the county is offering no Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA). Despite this challenge, your Bargaining Team was able to secure pay adjustments for everyone in one of three ways: market adjustments that range from 3% to double digits for certain job classes, added steps at the top for other job classes or a 2% adjustment to base for all other job classes that do not receive either a market adjustment or steps at top. There is a make up step for 291 employees who missed two steps during the recession, were hired prior to 2010 and have remained in the same job classification. Staff Nurse per diem rates will jump up to $37/$40 per hour which will be paid retroctively to October 1, 2106. We also won time and half for professional per diems who work holidays—same as RNs. Charge pay will increase to $2.50 per hour and a new premium pay of $5 per hour for times of emergent nurse staffing as determined by management will be implemented upon ratification. These are just a few of the reasons why this contract will benefit you and your family.