Service & Solidarity Spotlight: LIUNA Local 814 Reaches New Contract with West Virginia University Hospitals

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Laborers (LIUNA) Local 814 members ratified a new contract with West Virginia University Hospitals. The deal goes through March 2027 and passed with a vote of 369–235. The contract maintains health care benefits, provides pay increases, longevity and annual discretionary bonuses, and a $1,000 ratification bonus.

“For the first time, we have been able to get the annual bonus that the hospital does based on hospital performance in our contract as well,” said Local 814 Business Manager Kristi Snider. “Our more tenured employees are getting raises instead of lump sum payments. That’s what they want and need to see in their wage.”