City council approves labor contract

Three-year agreement provides 1.25% wage increase each year

CHENEY — The City Council approved a new three-year contract with local Chapter 270-C of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Union at its March 23 meeting, granting a pay raise each year along with several language changes.

The contract — which runs Jan. 1, 2021 – Dec. 31, 2023 — provides a 1.25% wage increase for 2021, retroactive to Jan. 1. A 1.25% wage increase over 2021 levels is provided in 2022, and 1.25% over 2022 levels in 2023 is also included.

City Administrator Mark Schuller told the council the wage increase for 2021 was included in this year’s budget....


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