Western Lake Erie Region and UFCW Local 75 Reach Agreement

June 28, 2012

The American Red Cross is pleased to announce that it received notification today that a new collective bargaining agreement has been ratified by our employees represented by the UFCW Local 75 in the Western Lake Erie Blood Services Region.

We are grateful that our employees have agreed to the terms of the new contract and will start to return to work beginning Wednesday, June 27. This union represents 164 blood collection operation employees.  

The new agreement is equitable and balanced in achieving the needs of both the Red Cross and UFCW members, and is sensitive to the financial pressures that health care providers are experiencing in today’s economic environment. 

With an agreement in place, we are looking forward to our valued colleagues returning to work and together focusing our full attention on ensuring a sufficient blood supply for the hospitals and patients we serve.

The Red Cross has already reached 23 other agreements with local labor unions since last summer.