In a major victory for nursing home workers, members of SEIU Healthcare reached an agreement with Elk River-based Guardian Angels. The agreement was reached Friday and ratified in overwhelming numbers Monday afternoon thereby avoiding a planned 10-day ULP strike.
Important gains included pay increases of 7.5% over the contract (with retro pay for time since
The bargaining team released the following statement following the membership voting to approve the agreement.
The group of over 100 workers
Prior reporting noted that Guardian Angels has been a largely successful non-profit enterprise. According to publicly available 2017 tax documents Guardian Angels made $1,806,640 in profit on $16,543,644 in revenue and $14,737,004 in expenses. In the same tax year, President and CEO Daniel C. Dixon was paid $226,658. Over the last decade, the non-profit network has consistently made a profit except for the 2013 tax year a loss of $44,057.