Today on October 2, 2014 Chapter 293 held the ratification meeting, to vote on the new contract language.
This day long meeting offers members the opportunity to ask the negotiation team questions and obtain detailed explanations of proposed contract language changes.
We are pleased to announce that the new language which includes a 2% raise retro to July 1, 2014 and an additional 1% raise in February that adds an additional 3% to the salary schedule was approved with 98% of the vote.
The language will go to the board and we expect that the increase may be on the November 10 check. We will update the membership if we get more details on that.
All other provisions will be effective as soon as the board approves the changes.
The updated contract should be ready soon and we will let you know when you can either get a copy from Personnel or download it from the Districts website.
We had an excellent turn out despite the heat and the traffic conditions around town and we deeply appreciate all of the kind words the team received from members.
We are encouraged by the members who were able to take the time out of their busy schedules to support the unit with their votes.
The team always enjoys these days when we can meet with the members and we are energized when we have some good news to share.
Thank you again.
Allyson Holt, Job Suarez, Chris Lawyer, Cheryl Townsend, Daisy Bennett