BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON:
RESOLVED, that pay for the job classification of library technician be amended and assigned to Pay Range 124 of the city’s collective agreement with its basic unit employees. The pay range will change from 123 pay rate of $2,718 per month to Pay Range 124, Pay Rate $2,825 per month. The proper city officials are authorized to execute and implement an agreement with the union to provide for employing one or more unit members consistent with this resolution.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The library technician job description was revised in 2004. Because the city and the union were unable to agree on a negotiated wage, both parties submitted their wage proposal to wage mediation in accordance of Article 44.2 of the basic unit contract. The mediator awarded management’s final best position of Pay Range 124. The union filed a grievance about the information the mediator received, but will drop its grievance in accordance with the settlement. The pay increase will be put into effect retroactively to March 15, 2005, which is the date of the mediator’s award.