Friday, May 29, 2009
Madison and Whitewater AFSCME Locals Settle Contracts
MADISON. . .Local 60's Professional Librarian and Library Worker bargaining units have two-year settlements. Wage increases are 3% 1/1/08, 2% 1/1/09 and 1% 7/1/09. The Employer will continue to pay up to 105% of the lowest cost health insurance plan offered. The parties established a sick leave bank. Sick days earned above the 150 day maximum will be 50% paid out annually and 50% added to the bank. The parties also agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding on workplace security and Sunday hours.
WHITEWATER. . .Local 1145's City Hall/Library and DPW bargaining units have new 3-year Agreements. Both units received 3% 1/1/09, 2.5% 1/1/10, and 2.5% 1/1/11. In addition, workers will receive .5% more each year in 2010 and 2011 if state levy limits are increased. The City will conduct a classification/compensation review during the summer of 2009. The Employer continues to participate in the state health insurance plan at the rate of 105% of the lowest cost plan offered. The City will sponsor a dental plan, but participating employees will pay 100% of the premiums. Other benefit improvements include an additional floating holiday, extension of sick leave to cover immediate family including domestic partner, and addition of domestic partner to bereavement leave.