Johns Hopkins caregivers agree to new contract

Johns Hopkins hospital caregivers have agreed to a new contract that guarantees a “dramatic” wage increase, according to a release.

Workers with over 20 years of experience are now guaranteed a $15 per hour minimum wage. Workers with 15 years or more experience will earn $14.50 hour.

Hopkins caregivers ratified the contract with 93 percent in favor.

“This contract will make a real difference in the lives of Hopkins workers, and sets a stronger standard for healthcare workers all across Baltimore,” Michelle Horton, a food service worker who’s been at Hopkins for nine years, said in the release. “Horton will receive a 24.5 percent raise over the life of the contract. Her pay will increase nearly $3 an hour from $11.35 an hour to $14.13 an hour.”

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