AFSCME Local 1002 City Workers Win Strong Contract

Lima City Council voted to approve a new contract with AFSCME Local 1002 which increases wages by 6.5 percent over the life of the three-year deal.

The new agreement includes an across-the-board first-year pay increase of a 2.5 percent, and additional 2 percent increases in 2018 and 2019.

The agreement also includes an increase in the uniform allowance, extends the shift differential to employees that work Saturdays and Sundays, and includes a $900 signing bonus.

“We could not have done it without a strong bargaining committee,” said Adam Maguire, who led the negotiations. “They stayed ‘AFSCME Strong’ and never quit. They’re a great team,” he said.

The contract covering more than 100 city workers is retroactive to the beginning of 2017.

The Local 1002 negotiating committee.

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