Members who work as handymen and porters at Trump Village won big in their new contract.
Negotiations were long and tense, but members and the bargaining committee stood together and stayed strong.
“At first, management wanted us to drop our demand for raises and just be satisfied with the retro pay,” says steward Walter White. “They didn’t even want to recognize Juneteenth, even though it was already a Federal holiday.”
“But we stood our ground and weren’t going to leave bargaining without the raises we need.”
Members won huge pay increases, including starting pay going up to between $26.89 and $29.38 next year and $3,000 in retro pay.
Members also won Juneteenth as a paid union holiday, and five new sick days for new hires.