On 8/3 the union membership ratified the contract by a 103 to 5 margin. Last week the CCC board of directors also ratified on their end.
The across the board pay increases and new step increases are retroactive to the beginning of the pay period just before July 1. You should see the retro payment and wage increase in your September 2nd pay check. All other terms of the contract including changes to the holiday pay, shift differentials, etc. are effective on 8/17.
In a previous update on 7/22 it was stated under Article 12, Health and Welfare that “Employer picks up the full cost of health insurance costs for the 2015-16 plan year.” Understandably this led some folks to believe that the employer would pick up the full premium for insurance for the 2015-16 plan year and that members would no longer have to pay a portion of the premium. The statement should have read: “the Employer picks up the full increase in the cost of health insurance for the 2015-16 plan year.”
The terms of the contract just ratified call for the employer to pick up the increase in the insurance renewal (around 9-10%) and employees will not experience an increase to their portion of the premium for the 2015-16 plan year.
Step increase schedule is accelerated to provide advancement up the wage scale more rapidly at years 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, and 14. Employees currently past year 14 will advance under the old schedule of 15, 20, and 25.
Clarified language around out of class pay and wage rates changes after a promotion or transfer.
Market based selective salary increases of $0.65/hour for Medical Records/Hooper Admit Clerks & OTC Front Desk Receptionists.
Holidays and Paid Leave:
Corrected contract language so that less than 1.0 FTE members receive holiday pay for all worked during their scheduled shift on a holiday.
Seniority preference for PTO and Vacation leave scheduling.
Updated contract language with Oregon Sick Leave Law providing more protection for an employee using PTO for a sick leave purpose.
Seniority bidding rights for vacancies expanded: J2’s and Lead CBA’s are in the same class; Crew 1 and Crew 2 are in the same class; Sobering Techs 1, 2 and IER will remain in the same class.
Clarified the process for shift replacement.
Final Warnings are reduced to written warnings after 12 months if there is no disciplinary action during that time period.
Additional information will be coming out shortly concerning the full detail of the settlement and the ratification date, times and locations.
Good morning. I wanted to pass along a brief update regarding the market adjustment bargaining agreement.
Wednesday May 18, Local 88 membership overwhelmingly voted to ratify the agreement. Yesterday morning, the Multnomah Board of Commissioners also formally ratified the agreement.
With these procedural hurdles cleared, those impacted should expect retroactive pay to be included in your paycheck before the completion of the fiscal year. As we are paid in arrears, It is most likely that the retro pay will be on your 7/15 check, but it is possible that it could appear as early as the 6/30 paycheck.
As announced at the May General Membership meeting, Local 88 will reimburse the tuition of up to 5 members to attend the LERC Summer School, on a first come-first served basis. It is possible that the membership may consider reimbursing additional members at the June GM. Register on your own at the LERC website, http://lerc.uoregon.edu/events/summer-school/. Click here to apply for reimbursement.