BY COUNCILOR STEWART:
RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to execute a supplemental labor agreement with the Duluth Police Local union, which is on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No. ____________, that adds language requiring employees hired on or after January 1, 2007, to only be eligible for enrollment in the active health care benefit plan known as Plan 3A until the effective commencement date of the 2007-2009 collective bargaining agreement.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The 2007-2009 labor agreement has not been finalized, and the parties are preparing for arbitration. The city desires to hire additional police officers without unnecessarily increasing health care costs. This resolution authorizes the amendment of the 2004-2006 labor agreement with the police bargaining unit and requires employees in that unit who are hired on or after January 1, 2007, to be eligible for the Plan 3A active health care benefit only. The supplemental agreement terminates upon the effective commencement date of the 2007-2009 labor agreement.