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Sandusky's new union contracts include concessions, raises

Andy Ouriel • Mar 22, 2013 at 5:00 AM

A review of the city fire and non-safety personnel labor contracts shows:

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•Any employee covered by the contracts will land a 4.5 percent wage increase over the life of the agreement. About 130 employees work in fire and non-safety service, which includes water, sewer and street departments, among others. They can expect a 1.5 percent raise each year in 2013, 2014 and 2015.


•Union representatives agreed that employees will not receive double-pay when working overtime. For instance, a firefighter whose regular wage is $10 an hour will now earn $15 an hour for overtime work, as opposed to earning $20 an hour under the previous contrat. 

•Both departments limited opportunities to receive overtime.

•Both departments assumed more costs on insurance plans.

Monday's Sandusky city commission meeting agenda released today includes labor contracts for the city employees represented by three unions — police, fire and non-safety service city workers.

Click here to see the agenda item commissioners will discuss at Monday's open meeting. The agreements start at page 34. 

Get Friday's Register for an update on the new contracts and the impact they will have on the city's budget. Click here to subscribe to the ePaper, for home delivery or buy a Register daily at a newsstand near you.  

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