BY COUNCILOR HOGG:
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A
COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND THE CITY OF DULUTH
SUPERVISORY ASSOCIATION FOR YEARS 2000, 2001, 2002.
BE IT RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are authorized to execute
and implement a collective bargaining agreement between the city and the
city of Duluth supervisory association, representing the supervisory bargaining
unit, for years 2000, 2001, 2002. The contract shall contain the terms
and conditions set out in the contract on file with the city clerk as Public
Document No. _________________, though insubstantial changes in wording
or corrections for typographic errors may be made.
OF PURPOSE: The city and the supervisory union have engaged
in collective bargaining for a new labor contract. The parties have now
reached agreement, and the membership of the union has voted approval.
Significant changes from the 1999 contract are:
Wage increases of 1.5% in 2000, 4% in 2001, and 4% in 2002.
Increases in employer contribution to family health coverage of $15 per
month per year for plan 2 and $20 per month per year for plan 3. There
is no increase for plan 1.
Increase in employer contribution to deferred compensation of $33 per month
per year for plan 1, plan 2, and plan 3.
The employer can grant extra duty pay for up to 7 months for extra work
Additional coverage in plan 3 health insurance, including $2,000,000 lifetime
maximum, and certain organ transplant coverage.
Option for employee to purchase increased dental coverage.
New hires will receive retiree health insurance coverage with the contribution
by the employer to the cost of the premium prorated based on the number
of years of service with the city.
Severance pay is increased to four months.
New pay rates are established for police lieutenants; the superintendent,
building maintenance; the facility operations supervisor; and the measurement
services supervisor. The new pay rates are effective January 1, 2001.
The so-called single supplement is eliminated. It is replaced by a one-time
increase of $32 to the base pay of employees hired before February 1, 1991.