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City Council Regular
Meeting Date: 12/18/2018  
Subject:    Adopt Resolution 18-129 Approving 2019-2020 International Association of Firefighters Labor Agreement
From: Julianne Bacon, City Management Assistant

The Council is requested to formally ratify the terms of the negotiated labor agreement for 2019-2020 between the City of Coon Rapids and the International Association of Firefighters Union Local No. 1935 representing the Firefighters bargaining unit.
A two-year (2019-2020) agreement has been reached between the City Manager and the International Association of Firefighters Union Local No. 1935 (Union) which represents the City's full-time firefighters. The Union membership ratified the contract on December 12, 2018. The substantive terms of the agreement are summarized below:
  1. Contract Duration: Two years, calendar years 2019 and 2020
  2. 16.6. Holidays: Language was edited to clarify the differences in holiday accruals depending on start or change date. If the change occurs before the 15th of the month the employee will be credited for the holiday leave that corresponds with their assignment. If the assignment does not occur until after the 15th of the month, the change to holidays will not begin until the next month.
  3. 21.1. Longevity: Longevity pay was increased as follows:
    • After 12 years of service: From 7% to 7.5%
    • After 16 years of service: From 9% to 10%
  4. Appendix A: Wages: Amended as follows:
  • 2.75% increase to base wages effective January 1, 2019
  • 3.00% increase to base wages effective January 1, 2020
  • Appendix A, Item A was edited to include the position of Fire Inspector/Firefighter (for hours/week position)
  1. Appendix D: A Letter of Understanding (LOU) was renewed to continue the City's support for Union membership participation in the Minnesota State Retirement System - Health Care Savings Plan when such a plan is ratified by the Union.
Staff recommends the Council adopt Resolution No. 18-129, approving the labor agreement between the City and the International Association of Firefighter Union Local No. 1935.

2019-2020 Contract
Resolution 18-129

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