City Contracts With AFL-CIO Approved By Council
A resolution approving contracts for IAFT was removed from the agenda.
City Council approved on Thursday, Aug. 23 a collective bargaining agreement with the Communication Workers of America, Local No. 1078.
The agreement includes the following provisions:
- Contracts are retroactive and run from Jan. 1, 2012 to Dec. 31, 2014.
- Full-time employees will see a zero percent wage increase for 2012, a 1.5 percent increase in 2013 and a two percent increase in 2014.
- Employees will make contributions to health benefits that are consistent with state law.
- Terminal leave payments are capped at $7,500 for all new hires.
- Part-time employees will see no wage change in 2012, and a flat raise of .25 cents per hour in 2013 and 2014.
Pete Guinosso cast the only dissenting vote on the contract. He expressed concerns over being given a draft of the contract to review, as opposed to the final contract.
Another resolution originally included on the City Council agenda to approve contracts with the International Association of EMT's and Paramedics, Local R3/347, was removed from the agenda. According to Business Administrator Mike Dattilo, the resolution was removed for minor concerns raised by City Council, which would be addressed in closed session.