AFSCME 2023 Collective Bargaining Agreement Highlights

AFSCME members ratified a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, effective July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2025. Contract highlights include:


  • An 8% Across the board increase on 7/1/2023
  • A 4% Across the board increase on 7/1/2024
  • Quarterly retention bonuses, awarded between July 1, 2024 - June 30, 2025. payments.
  • Protected annual step increases.
  • Shift differential increasing from $1.00 per hour to $1.50 per hour or 5% of salary, whichever is greater.
  • Bilingual pay increasing from $20 per pay period to 5% of salary and language improved to help more employees qualify for it.
  • Tool Allowance increasing from $600 per year to $1,200 per year.
  • Holiday pay improving so it covers the hours of an employee’s regularly scheduled shift.

Leave Provisions:

  • Employees personal days will increase from 2 to 4 per year beginning in January 2024.
  • Employees annual leave bank will be increased to 480 hours.
  • New annual cash out program, allowing employees to cash out 40 hours of annual leave twice per year. Once in October and once in May.

Contract Enforcement:

  • Guarantee that employees can have union representation in disciplinary meetings if they choose.
  • Guarantees by management that they will ensure enforcement of the contract provisions in various areas.