Agreement reached on state employee compensation
Agreement over pay reduction includes flexible time off & a real look at outsourcing
Local 1000 has reached an agreement with the governor over the terms of a temporary compensation compromise. The side letter agreement allows the state to cut costs while ensuring flexibility for time off and initiating a strong new process to stop outsourcing state jobs.
The temporary agreement would reduce the salary of Local 1000-represented workers by 4.62 percent for 12 months ending on July 1, 2013, in return for eight hours time off per month taken at the employee's discretion in the same month it is earned. All our other benefits and worker protections in our contract remain the same, including a 3 percent raise for employees at the top step on July 1, 2013. It has no impact on our pension plan.
This agreement requires the elimination of student assistants and non-mission critical retired annuitants. The state will not hire student assistants and non-mission critical retired annuitants when PLP 2012 is in effect. It also creates a new task force that will allow us to significantly reduce the state's reliance on private contractors while protecting member jobs and strengthening our position in the future.
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