Thursday, June 11, 2015
Two NorCo Unions to Get 14% Wage Hikes Over Three Years
The county had argued against any wage increases or step movements in 2014 or 2015. It was willing to pay a 1% wage hike in 2016 and 1.5% in 2017, with no step movement in either year.
The arbitration panel agreed with no pay hike or step increase in 2014. But it directed a 5% wage hike effective July 1, 2015. In 2016 and 2017, employees will move up a step, with translates to about 4.5% per year. Over three years, it is a 14% pay hike.
Employees who are already at the top step will get $1,750 lump sum payments in 2016 and 2017.
In addition to the wage hikes, the County will be required to purchase gap health insurance throughout the life of the contract.