The vote and last month’s arbitration ruling followed UMC members’ ratification of the contract in December 2013.
Economic terms include:
- 2% COLA, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2014
- 2% COLA, retroactive to July 1, 2014
- 1.5% wage increase, effective July 1, 2015
- Preservation of Longevity Pay for ALL employees
Union leaders most recently had been working to ensure commissioners accepted the binding ruling and didn’t re-deliberate it during today’s meeting.
The 4% total wage increase began appearing in Sept. 29 paychecks. Retro pay will take two-to-three pay periods to be processed.
We continue to aggressively challenge layoffs that began at UMC on Sept. 30.
Please CLICK HERE for a flier about the vote.