Business Agent Report August 2020
by Chad Baker
August 17, 2020
City of Des Moines
The membership ratified a new 3 year agreement which provided increases and market adjustments for all positions and maintained Healthcare for 3 years as well.
City of Issaquah
The bargaining unit rejected the city’s first contract offer and we went back to the bargaining table in order to achieve an agreement which would be ratified by the membership. After 3 days of bargaining, the city provided the union with a last best a final agreement which was 1% less that the offer that was rejected. The Bargaining unit ratified this new 3 year agreement which provides market adjustments in the first year and wage increases in the following 2 years.
There have been many moving part with the school district. We had 2 days of impact bargaining where we agreed to an LOU which will provide the District with the flexibility for employees to do some other tasks in order to maintain hours and employment. We are not anticipating any reductions in hours or staff within the t3 bargaining unit as of now. The LOU will be voted on by the membership in the next couple weeks. We will continue to work with the District to ensure the safety of our staff as they begin to return to buildings and as the school year evolves.
City of North Bend Public Works
We have a demands meeting on august 19th and will begin the bargaining process in September.
All other municipalities have been relatively quiet we have been dealing with the impacts of COVID, although I am happy to report that there have not been any layoffs in the groups which I represent. I hope everyone is healthy and staying safe and I hope to see you all soon.