Raises Are Coming in October

In your October 16th paycheck, you should notice an uptick in your pay. The last of the four SHARE raises negotiated under the current negotiated agreement with UMass Memorial will become effective at the beginning of the 10/3/15 pay period.

The raise averages 3%. It includes two components: an across-the-board raise that all SHARE members will receive, and an increment raise that recognizes all of the SHARE members who have logged another full year of service to the hospital, and keeps everyone moving through their pay grade. More specifically:
  • The raise is $.23 + 2% per hour, for an average of 3%. 
  • The flat rate of $.23 is an average of 1% for SHARE members, and is added to every SHARE member's base pay. 
  • The 2% is added to your base rate if you are below your grade maximum. 
  • If you are at or above your grade maximum, you get the 2% as a one-time bonus. 
  • The grade minimums and maximums will go up by $.23, to keep up with inflation. The additional 2% moves you up within your grade toward your grade maximum, unless you are already at max.
To read the contract language that describes the raises, look here.

The negotiating team will begin negotiating a new contract in the new year, which will be effective October 2016.

Any questions? Call SHARE at 508-929-4020 and leave a message on the general voicemail. One of the SHARE staff will call you back to answer your questions.