04-0412R

RESOLUTION APPROVING A COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT BETWEEN CITY OF DULUTH AND LOCAL 66 OF AFSCME FOR YEAR 2003.

BY COUNCILOR NESS:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are authorized to execute and implement a collective bargaining agreement with Local 66 of AFSCME, containing the same terms and conditions, and being in the same form (except for typographical or insubstantial corrections) at the contract on file with the city clerk as Public Document No. ______, covering the year 2003.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The first negotiation between the basic unit employees and city management began on June 12, 2002. Negotiations proceeded thorough 2002 and 2003. As negotiations proceeded after January 1, 2004, it was determined that the best course of action would be to agree to a one year contract for 2003 and further negotiate a three year contract to cover 2004 through 2006.