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By Clare McGraw
Cheney Free Press 

Council talks employee raises

6.5% raise proposed for union employees


Last updated 1/18/2024 at 10:29am

CHENEY – The City Council deliberated on contract negotiations for pay raises and family sick leave for employees during its Jan. 9 meeting.

City Manager Mark Schuller took the stage to present the proposal and to explain the new state law for paid family medical leave.

Family leave is up to 12 weeks for a qualifying event, such as a serious illness, an injury, or the birth or adoption of a child, and potentially up to 16 weeks if there is more than one event, he said.

Once a worker has accumulated 820 hours with one employer, they are eligible for the state’s paid family medical leav...

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