Hershey Medical Center and Teamsters Local 776 reach bargaining agreement

June 28, 2019

HERSHEY, Pa. — Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Teamsters Local 776 have reached a new three-year collective bargaining agreement, effective July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2022. The Medical Center’s Teamster-represented employees ratified the tentative agreement on June 27. 

“We are pleased with this new agreement and appreciate the thoughtful, collegial dialogue with the Teamster leaders that led to the contract. This is a positive for our employees and ensures our continued focus on meeting the needs of our community,” said Deborah Berini, president of the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. “The agreement provides competitive wages and benefits for our Teamster-represented employees, helping us maintain our status as an employer of choice in the region and ensuring we can continue to recruit from among the best.”

Highlights of the new agreement include:

  • Guaranteed, market-driven wage increases for each of the three years of the contract.
  • Employee contribution caps for health care costs.
  • Market-driven upgrades to 25 positions, most initiated by hospital leadership.

Teamsters Local 776 represents approximately 1,100 Hershey Medical Center employees who work in various fields, including food services, patient transport, housekeeping, facilities and other technical services.

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Last Updated June 28, 2019