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File #: 66091    Version: Name: AMENDED ALTERNATE: A resolution to provide a plan for wage increase parity to general municipal employees.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/18/2021 In control: FINANCE COMMITTEE
On agenda: 9/21/2021 Final action: 9/21/2021
Enactment date: 9/24/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00638
Title: AMENDED ALTERNATE: A resolution to provide a plan for wage increase parity to general municipal employees.
Sponsors: Syed Abbas, Juliana R. Bennett, Sheri Carter, Yannette Figueroa Cole, Regina M. Vidaver, Tag Evers, Michael E. Verveer, Arvina Martin, Grant Foster, Christian A. Albouras, Lindsay Lemmer, Nasra Wehelie, Brian Benford
Attachments: 1. General Handbook Appendix E - Meet and Confer Process.pdf, 2. Labor Coalition Position on 66091 for CER July 28 2021.pdf, 3. The 2020 Resolution (#62649).pdf, 4. The 2015 Resolution (#39320).pdf, 5. IATSE wage equity resolution (#57531).pdf, 6. 66091 v1.pdf, 7. 66091 v2 alternate.pdf, 8. Written Public Comment #66091 .pdf
Fiscal Note

This alternate resolution establishes a wage increase equity schedule for all General Municipal Employees. General Municipal Employees total approximately 1,400 permanent positions and include employees that are not in Police, Fire and Teamsters bargaining units. While Police and Fire commissioned staff and Teamsters employees can continue to collectively bargain and have various mediation/arbitration options for resolving impasses during contract negotiations, General Municipal Employees lost most of those bargaining rights when state laws were changed in 2011 Wisconsin Act 10.

General Municipal Employees are 6% behind protective service employees (Police and Fire commissioned staff) when comparing the total percentage of wage increases over the past several years. The intent of the schedule in the alternate resolution is to bring the wage increases for General Municipal Employees to parity with protective service employees by January 2024, assuming no increase for protective service employees during that period of time.

The wage increase schedule proposed in this alternate resolution for General Municipal Employees varies from the original resolution by including a 3% wage increase in January 2024 rather than a 1% increase in January 2024 and a 2% increase in July 2024, under the original resolution. The associated estimated annual cost increase over the prior year of the alternate resolution is shown below:

January 1, 2022 -- 1%

General and Library funds -- $828,074
All Funds -- $1,388,256

January 1, 2023 -- 1% and July 1, 2023 -- 1%

General and Library Funds -- $1,258,714
All Funds -- $2,110,219

January 1, 2024 -- 3% (original resolution -- January 1, 2024 -- 1%; July 1, 2024 -- 2%)

General and Library Funds -- $2,549,386 (original resolution -- $2,124,488)
All Funds -- $4,274,012 (original resolution -- $3,561,677)

July 1, 2024 -- 0% (original resolution -- 2025 Fiscal Effect to Fully Fund July 1, 2024 Increase)

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