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9/29/2015 - September General Membership Meeting Minutes posted on the Membership meeting minutes page
Members Ratify State Master Contract
State employees ratified their master contract, with 84 percent support from voting members. The two-year deal will cover 15,500 AFSCME members who work for the Executive Branch in Unit 2 (craft and maintenance), Unit 3 (service), Unit 4 (health care), Unit 6 (clerical), and Unit 7 (technical).
Highlights include a pay raise of 2.5 percent, retroactive to July 1; another 2.5 percent raise on July 1, 2016; plus step pay increases in both years. Employees eligible for annual steps could see their pay rise 10 percent by the time the contract expires on June 30, 2017. The contract includes modest increases in health-insurance costs. But the combined pay raises more than offset additional insurance costs; members come out ahead even if they pay the maximum out-of-pocket costs. The new contract also improves dental coverage, with no additional cost to employees. The contract now goes to the Legislature’s Subcommittee on Employee Relations. The committee’s vote will determine when the contract legally takes effect. Retroactive raises usually show up in November. Questions? Contact AFSCME’s chief negotiator, Jo Pels, by email or by phone at 651-287-0539.