voice was heard on November 7…
Union and County meet for mediation
Mediator asks Union to put together a proposal
hears 750 union members rally for “zeros no more!”
Union submits its new proposal
County submits its new proposal: “In an effort to
jumpstart these negotiations, the employer is dropping all
of our language issues so that we can concentrate on wages
and health insurance for 2006 and 2007.”
county take-backs are now off the table.
The employer dropped proposals on the “super
department,” severance pay take-backs, and retiree
insurance for new employees.
They also agreed to continue the contracting out
language for Local 552.
The County can do better!
wages the County increased its offer to 1.25% and a new
1.75% top step, meaning those on the top step would receive
3%. For 2007,
the county offer is 1.25% and those on the top would receive
2.5% as the top step is increased by 1.25%.
Those whose maximum step is $15 would receive $0.20
in both years.
Union is asking for 5.75% or $0.86 for each year, whichever
CARE: The County can do better!
County proposed that employees pay $7.40/ month for single
and $294.26/ month for family coverage in 2006 and
$31.26/month for single coverage and $360.92/month for
family coverage in 2007.
The Union is proposing 100%
paid by the employer for 2006 and 2007 and a County
contribution of 80% each year for family coverage.
Also, the Union is proposing that the County contribute $100 each year to each employee Health Care Expense Account to help pay for the extra out-of-pocket expenses. The Union is also asking that the health care maximum out-of-pocket be reduced to $1,500 single and $2,500 family. The County proposal has it at $3000 and $5000.
CALL YOUR COUNTY COMMISSIONER BEFORE NOVEMBER 14.
that the county needs to make a better offer on wages and
your commissioner that quality services are delivered by
deserve quality compensation.
When calling, don’t do it on work time and don’t
use your work phone.
Mark Stenglein 612-348-7882
Peter McLaughlin 612-348-7884
Randy Johnson 612-348-7885
RALLY FOR A FAIR CONTRACT
November 14 (the
last day of bargaining)
12 noon and
Wear green and
Attend one or
co-workers, friends and family to build a crowd