Workers at Texas Southern University will be getting bigger paychecks now that we’ve ratified a new contract!
After months of negotiations, workers at TSU voted yesterday to ratify a three year contract with their employer, Sodexo. The new contract runs from March 24, 2018 through March 23, 2021, and workers will see an immediate pay increase now that it’s in effect.
In addition to pay increases, there are new protections for employees that prevent Sodexo from arbitrarily reducing workers’ hours during work weeks simply to avoid paying overtime. Workers will also have improvements in the bereavement pay policy, and the company will now provide a $35 annual allowance for work shoes.
“We made our voices heard at the bargaining table,” stated Rita Williams, a Utility Worker who served alongside Wanda Mathieu and Deborah Lewis as bargaining team members on our Union’s bargaining committee. “As SEIU Texas members, we know that improvements like these only happen when we work together as a union.”
TSU workers who are members of SEIU Texas can obtain a copy of the new contract by calling our Member Resource Center at 866-478-0366.