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Hershey Medical Center and Teamsters Local 776 reach bargaining agreement

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Teamsters Local 776 have reached a new three-year collective bargaining agreement, effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022. The Medical Center’s Teamster-represented employees ratified late yesterday the tentative agreement.

“We are pleased with this new agreement and appreciate the thoughtful, collegial dialogue with the Teamster leaders that led to the contract. This is a positive for our employees and ensures our continued focus on meeting the needs of our community,” said Deborah Berini, president of the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. “The agreement provides competitive wages and benefits for our Teamster-represented employees, helping us maintain our status as an employer of choice in the region and ensuring we can continue to recruit from among the best.”

Highlights of the new agreement include:

  • Guaranteed, market-driven wage increases for each of the three years of the contract.
  • Employee contribution caps for healthcare costs
  • Market-driven upgrades to 25 positions, most initiated by hospital leadership

Teamster Local 776 represents approximately 1,100 Hershey Medical Center employees who work in various fields including food services, patient transport, housekeeping, facilities and other technical services.

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