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To: Chuck Witkowski, Kurt Goomey and current Permobil Pasco site manager
Permobil Employee Fair Workplace Petition
Current workplace conditions have long time employees, good hardworking employees, choosing to find employment elsewhere. As a collective, the employees of Permobil Pasco would like to present a list of requests that we believe would help ease tensions and create a more happy and healthy work environment. Please note that all requests/talking points should be considered as such and are open for negotiations. Help Permobil Pasco employees have a voice on changes we feel are necessary for better employee morale so that we can continue to change people’s lives.
The requests are as follows:
A) 15% pay increase for entry level employees who are not currently in their 90 day probation period. This increase is to help offset the cost of living increase we have experienced over last couple years.
B) An option for employer paid health insurance such as an HSA account or some other basic health insurance plan. The physical toll taken on employees bodies from job tasks related to work (lifting 30+ lbs, ratcheting, torquing, hammering, etc.) is detrimental to our long term health, even when done correctly.
C) Yearly merit raises should be either $1.00, $0.75 or $0.50 per hr for hourly employees and based as such on an employees yearly review. There would also need to be a clear and defined wage cap for each position that would be re-evaluated every 2 years. This will help to incentivize employees to perform at their best to receive maximum raise possibilities and strive to reach for the next level in their careers after reaching the wage cap.
D) $100 clothing allowance provided to all production/fabrication employees paid out every 6 months. Both the production and fabrication floors naturally wear and tear on our clothing at an extremely fast rate. This allowance would help to offset the costs to replace clothing required for work like steel toe boots and prescription safety glasses as well as keep Permobil employees looking professional.
E) Overtime should no longer be mandatory excluding the last quarter of the year. Overtime should be an option for an employee and not mandatory but employers can keep the right for mandatory overtime during the last 3 months of the calendar year as it is the busiest time of the year.
F) We would also like to request a meeting at a later date to either discuss new requests or amendments to any requests listed above.
Why is this important?
This is an opportunity for Permobil Pasco to have a voice. If we are to retain the highly skilled employees we currently have and foster a happy, healthy work environment…. there must be a change.