Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel workers won big improvements to their contract on April 15, ratifying a new agreement that achieves the Vancouver hotel standard. Housekeeping workload relief, significant pension contribution increases, protected medical benefits, wage increases, improved union rights and more–are all part of the new contract.
Housekeeping workload improvements include more room drops for double-doubles and check-outs. Better leave-of-absence language in the new contract makes it easier for Delta hotel workers to participate in organizer trainings and leadership development, important as Local 40 focuses on new organizing. Delta workers also won the ability to lower the numbers of hours worked to qualify for medical benefits.