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The agreement negotiated two retroactive wage increases with an increase of 1% from 1 January and 2% from 1 July, and two future increases of 1% increase from 1 January 2021, and 2% increase from 1 July 2021. Richardson outlined the main points of the preliminary agreement: Board Chair Susan Honda submitted the application for approval, and the agreement was approved by the Council. At the July 21 meeting, city lawyer Ryan Call presented the Collective Agreement of Teamsters Local 117, the union representing federal highway police commanders, to the Board for approval. It is a new union for commanders and the first contract negotiations that the city went through with the local as a bargaining unit. At the November 6 City Council meeting, the city announced that it had entered into a “provisional” collective agreement with the Federal Track Police Corporation. The last full agreement was in 2007-08, she said. There were two extensions and the current contract expired on December 31, 2011. Mr. Richardson stated that the proposal before the Council was somewhat unusual because the guild had not yet ratified it. The two-year collective agreement covers a retroactive term from January 7, 2020 to December 31, 2021.

The city council unanimously approved the interim agreement. The decision of the FWPD guild was not possible at the time of the press. “As I said, we are asking for conditional approval of the interim agreement. The guild will notify the city on November 8 if (the agreement) has been ratified. And if so, we will take the message to the health fund so that we can make it effective for 2013,” Richardson said. We felt that this contract was a reasonable agreement, approved by the City Council as part of efforts to monitor market adjustments and to maintain some of the good collaborators in the city,” said Tyler Hemstreet, Communications Coordinator for the Federal Office of Road Construction. “We need these superiors to do their executive work in this department.” The city`s lawyer, Pat Richardson, gave details of the agreement and said she hoped both sides would be able to reach consensus on health care providers and other issues. The agreement results in an overall increase of approximately $40,000 for four commanders over a two-year period. A change in health care would be effective January 1, 2013.

“I think we will have this vote on Thursday, November 8th,” she said. “The time has come to inform the health insurance companies.” The total cost of wages and total compensation for the four employees is $1,405,424.