04-0519R

RESOLUTION APPROVING A COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF DULUTH AND ITS CONFIDENTIAL BARGAINING UNIT FOR YEAR 2003.

BY COUNCILOR NESS:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are authorized to execute and implement a collective bargaining agreement between the city of Duluth and Union of Needle Trades, Industrial and Textile Employees Local 150, representing the confidential bargaining unit, containing the same terms and conditions, and being in the same form (except for typographical or insubstantial corrections) as the contract on file with the city clerk as Public Document No. _________, covering the year 2003.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  The confidential unit contains five employees. The parties have negotiated and reached an agreement which is the same as that of the other four bargaining units for the year 2003.

The contract provides a $500 lump sum payment to active employees that had family health coverage for six or more months in 2003. All other items remained the same as in the 2000-2002 contract, with pay being at the 2002 level.

The estimated additional expense is $500.