The Auburn City Council will vote on a new collective bargaining agreement between the city and the Civil Service Employees Association’s Professional Unit. After months of negotiations, a tentative agreement involving 13 employees was reached between both parties.
On Thursday, council will vote to make numerous revisions to CSEA’s current five-year agreement. The tentative agreement, which was ratified by the CSEA Professional Unit March 29, could replace the current agreement before its June 30 expiration date.
In a memorandum addressed to council, Auburn Corporation Counsel Stacy DeForrest said negotiations for the new agreement began in December 2018. DeForrest added that much of the agreement remains the same, although some changes were made.
Perhaps the most significant change made was to the agreement’s salary schedule. The current agreement granted employees a .25% wage increase each year from 2016 to 2018.