In addition to the 1.5% pay increase included in the budget, non-sworn city employees will receive an additional $750 added to their base pay. This amounts to an additional $28.84 per pay period.
This is not a one time payment or bonus. This is base pay adjustment that will stay with you just like any other raises.
The 1.5% pay increase will take effect October 1st, 2013.
The additional $750 pay increase will take effect in April 2014.
For the average-paid city employee making $50,000, this will amount to a total pay increase of $1500 (3%).
For a $25,000 level position this will amount to a 4.5% pay increase.
This success was the result of the 2500 AFSCME members and city employees who signed the "We're Worth It" petition.
It was the result of 100+ AFSCME members who occupied the City Council chambers during the first Public Hearing until midnight.
It was the result of our AFSCME City Council members who recognize, appreciate and support city workers and the services you deliver.
We pried open the door to this success by presenting overwhelming information to support our proposal. We highlighted the bloated bureaucracy that has swelled over the past five years. We illustrated the hundreds of vacancies that exist, and the millions of dollars that these vacancies represent. We showed the Council where the money was buried in the budget to fund what we requested. In short...we did our homework!
We thank all our members for your continued support. We especially thank those many AFSCME members that helped circulate the petitions, prepared and presented our case to the City Council, who attended the Rally at City Hall and helped motivate their coworkers to join AFSCME and make a difference.
When We Fight - We Win!