Police and firefighters received raises last year.
CBJ Human Resources Director Mila Cosgrove says three steps also have been added to the city’s pay scale.
While the 18-month agreement gives all employees a 1 percent increase, some employees are also moving up the scale.
She says a number of people had been sitting at M-step for years.
“They got an extra 2.2 percent, which is what the increments between our steps are at that level. So some people got a 3.2 percent increase. Everybody got a 1 percent increase and then a handful of people who qualified for those additional step increases were able to go up a step,” Cosgrove says. That “handful” represents 30 members of MEBA and 23 non-union employees.
Funding for the raises comes from various CBJ accounts. Cosgrove says the employees had been without a contract for six months, and this one will expire in June 2013. New contract negotiations begin in November.
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