The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 888, has ratified a four-year collective negotiations agreement with the University. The agreement provides, in total, 3% wage increases in each of the first three years of the contract and 2.5% in the final year.
Checks for retroactive pay back to July 1, 2018 as well as current wage increases will be reflected in the next paycheck for AFSCME employees. The next 3% increase will be included in paychecks beginning in July of this year.
Other employee unions that have ratified new contracts with the university include:
-The Fraternal Order of Police Local 164
-International Union of Operating Engineers Local 68
-Teamsters Local 97
-Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 153
Negotiations with other bargaining units continue. For example, 35 negotiating sessions have been conducted with the AFT-AAUP and a robust and active schedule of negotiating sessions has been set for the coming weeks.