City Council Meeting Agenda December 17, 2014

Special Meeting - 5:30 pm

City of Rochelle Council Chambers

420 N 6th Street, Rochelle, IL  61068

I. CALL TO ORDER:

• Pledge to the Flag
• Prayer

II. ROLL CALL:

III. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS:

• Mayor
• Council Members

IV. PUBLIC COMMENTARY:

V. BUSINESS ITEMS:

1) IBEW-Streets & Cemetery Agreement 2014-2019

2) IBEW-Utilities Agreement 2014-2019

VI. ADJOURNMENT


 

Agenda Item #1 IBEW-Streets & Cemetery Agreement 2014-2019

References:

pdf Summary of Contract Revisions (121 KB)

Recommended Action:

Consider Ratification of an Agreement between the City of Rochelle Divisions of Street and Cemetery and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 196

History and Fact:

The current agreement with IBEW Local #196 (Streets/Cemetery) was due to expire on April 30, 2014. It was extended subject to negotiations and ratification of a new agreement. A tentative agreement, retroactive to May 1, 2014, has been reached for a new five year contract that will expire on April 30, 2019. The tentative agreement was ratified by members of the bargaining group on December 2nd.

Discussion:

The revisions to the agreement include language, wage and benefit modifications negotiated over the past few months. Some of the more significant changes include:

Section 19.8 Compensatory Time:
Employees will be allowed to accumulate compensatory time up to a maximum of 16 hours per calendar year.

Section 20.1 Group Insurance:
Effective 1-1-18 employees will pay 18% of the premium for family coverage.

Exhibit A Wage Schedule:
Effective 5-1-14, across the board increase of 3.0%.
Effective 5-1-15, across the board increase of 3.0%.
Effective 5-1-16, across the board increase of 3.25%
Effective 5-1-17, across the board increase of 3.25%
Effective 5-1-18, across the board increase of 3.25%

Exhibit D Part-time Maintenance Staff for Koritz Field
Language changes will allow non-bargaining unit members to perform work that is also done by bargaining unit members without being subject to grievance or arbitration procedures.

Recommendation:

Approve Ratification of an Agreement between the City of Rochelle Divisions of Street and Cemetery and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 196.


Agenda Item #2 IBEW-Utilities Agreement 2014-2019

References:

pdf Summary of Contract Revisions (244 KB)

Recommended Action:

Consider Ratification of Agreement between City of Rochelle Municipal Utilities and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 196

History and Fact:

The current agreement with IBEW Local 196 (Utility) was due to expire on April 30, 2014. It was extended subject to negotiations and ratification of a new agreement. A tentative agreement, retroactive to May 1, 2014, has been reached for a new five year contract that will expire on April 30, 2019. The bargaining unit members will vote on the ratification of the tentative agreement on December 16th.

Discussion:

The revisions to the agreement include language, wage and benefit modifications negotiated over the past few months. Some of the more significant changes include:

New Section Section 9.8 Non Privatization of Water/Water Reclamation
The City agrees not to privatize work performed by water/water reclamation employees during the course of this contract.

New Section 10.5:
If the City of Rochelle decides not to fill an open position with a bargaining unit member, that decision will not be subject to grievance or arbitration procedures.

Section 14.6 Standby Pay:
Effective 5-1-15 water/water reclamation pager pay will increase from $39/day Monday-Friday and $44/day Weekends and Holidays to $41/day Monday-Friday and $46/day Weekends and Holidays.

Employees not typically on standby will be paid a call-in bonus equal to the above pager pay when dispatched during non-working hours.

Section 20.1 Group Insurance:
Effective 1-1-18 employees will pay 18% of the premium for family coverage.

Exhibit A Wage Schedule:
Effective 5-1-14, across the board increase of 3.0%.
Effective 5-1-15, across the board increase of 3.0%.
Effective 5-1-16, across the board increase of 3.0%
Effective 5-1-17, across the board increase of 3.25%
Effective 5-1-18, across the board increase of 3.25%

Effective 5-1-15, Meter Technician pay will increase by $1.00 per hour

Effective 5-1-15, Lineman pay will increase by $1.00 per hour
Effective 5-1-16, Lineman pay will increase by $1.00 per hour

Recommendation:

Approve Ratification of Agreement between City of Rochelle Municipal Utilities and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 196