01-0076R

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND THE CITY OF DULUTH SUPERVISORY ASSOCIATION FOR YEARS 2000, 2001, 2002.

BY COUNCILOR HOGG:

        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.


STATEMENT 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:
    1.    Wage increases of 1.5% in 2000, 4% in 2001, and 4% in 2002.
    2.    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.
    3.    Increase in employer contribution to deferred compensation of $33 per month per year for plan 1, plan 2, and plan 3.
    4.    The employer can grant extra duty pay for up to 7 months for extra work performed.
    5.    Additional coverage in plan 3 health insurance, including $2,000,000 lifetime maximum, and certain organ transplant coverage.
    6.    Option for employee to purchase increased dental coverage.
    7.    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.
    8.    Severance pay is increased to four months.
    9.    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.
    10.   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.