Negotiations News: Bargaining Update #4 (May 17)

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We are pleased to announce that your Bargaining Team was able to reach a Tentative Agreement with the County. This agreement achieves ongoing raises; larger, one-time payments; and a new benefit of Longevity Pay.

Your Bargaining Team strongly recommends a YES vote on this agreement.

Here are some highlights from the tentative agreement. Download a PDF copy of the most recent bargaining update to review the summary.

Wages:
Year 1
Effective the first full pay period of July 2017, the bargaining unit will receive a 3 percent salary increase.
Effective the first full pay period of July 2017, a one-time payment of $2000 will be made to all permanent full-time and permanent part-time bargaining unit employees who are employed on the date of payment.

Year 2
Effective the first full pay period of July 2018, the bargaining unit will receive a 3 percent salary increase.
Effective the first full pay period of July 2018, a one-time payment of $2000 will be made to all permanent full-time and permanent part-time bargaining unit employees who are employed on the date of payment.

Longevity Pay:
After completion of ten (10) years of continuous County employment, an employee shall receive one percent (1%) wage increase.
After completion of fifteen (15) years of continuous County employment, an employee shall receive an additional one percent (1%) wage increase.
After completion of twenty (20) years of continuous County employment, an employee shall receive an additional one percent (1%) wage increase.

Health and Welfare Benefits-
No healthcare premium increases for calendar year 2018.
Plus: For the months of October, November and December 2017 & 2018, bargaining unit members enrolled in the County health plan will receive a three-month rate “holiday” equivalent to the “employee only” amount (which would be applied to all levels of coverage).

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