With several collective bargaining agreements expiring in 2017 it has been a busy year for the local chapters. As we hit the mid year point there have been settlements in Portland, Salt Lake City, and New Mexico. Meanwhile, Southern California and Arizona contracts are still in the bargaining stages but we should see settlements in those areas in the next two to three months. The total package settlements to date are as follows;
Local 76 – New Mexico: Settled a four year agreement that calls for a .05% increase ($.25) in each of the four years.
Local 69 – Salt Lake City: Settled a three year agreement that calls for 2.5% ($.62)increase in years one and two and a 3% increase in year four.
Local 36 – Portland: Settled a four year agreement that calls for a 3.4 % ($2.25) increase in each of the four years.
Please note the current agreements for each WSC local Union are posted on the WICA website and the WICA Annual Hours Report & Wage and Benefit Study are updated regularly and available as well.