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Hopkins, union to begin negotiating again

Service workers fighting for higher wages will begin negotiating again with The Johns Hopkins Hospital April 30 during a meeting set up by a federal mediator, according to Hopkins and the union representing the workers.

The SEIU United Healthcare Workers East labor union has been negotiating on behalf of 2,000 workers, including organizing a three-day strike earlier this month. The Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service stepped in after the two sides continued to disagree. Union leaders have said workers could strike again if an agreement is not reached.

The union is pushing for a $15 minimum wage for workers with at least 15 years of experience in the first year of a proposed four-year contract, with every Hopkins worker earning at least $14 an hour by the end of the contract. Workers now make between $10.71 and $27.88 per hour, depending on their job.

The hospital has said it hopes "good faith efforts towards negotiating will result in a contract that all parties feel is fair and equitable."



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