Published: Friday, December 22, 2006
Pay raises approved for union employees
Seasonal and part-time employees will get a 2 percent raise next year.
By DENISE DICK
CANFIELD Mill Creek Park commissioners approved agreements with two unions, providing pay increases over the next three years.
The pacts with the Fraternal Order of Police and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 288 call for a 3 percent boost in 2007 and 2.5 percent and 3 percent in 2008 and 2009, respectively.
David Christy, park board treasurer, said the contracts also call for employees' monthly health-care insurance contribution to increase from $50 for a family and $25 for a single person to $60 for family and $30 for single in 2009.
M. Virginia Dailey, board chairwoman, said the unions started contributing to their health-care insurance with the last contract, approved three years ago.
The police union includes 10 officers. The contract increases the hourly pay range from $16 this year for a probationary officer to $16.48 in 2007 and $16.89 and $17.40 in 2008 and 2009, respectively.
For a senior officer, the hourly pay increases from $20.34 this year to $20.95 next year and $21.47 and $22.11 in 2008 and 2009, respectively.
AFSCME includes 17 maintenance workers. Their 2006 hourly pay ranges from $14.06 for a probationary maintenance person to $18.69 for a senior maintenance employee.
That increases next year to $14.48 for probationary and $19.25 for senior. For 2008 and 2009, the pay rises to $14.84 and $15.29, respectively for probationary and $19.73 and $20.32, respectively for senior.
Seasonal and part-time workers
The board also increased the pay for seasonal and part-time employees by 2 percent. Christy said that pay had not been adjusted since 2004.
Their 2007 pay ranges from $7.25 hourly for attendants at the Ford Nature Center to $11.65 per hour for mill managers.
The pay for part-time police is based on 75 percent of full-time officers. It also amounts to a 3 percent raise. Their rate will increase next year to $12.30 hourly for a probationary employee and $15.71 per hour for a part-time officer with at least five years.
The part-time detective and part-time juvenile officer will both earn $20.95 hourly next year.