No Detours Here:
Cedar County Road Crew
Cedar County bargainers strike a congratulatory pose. Donald
Torney, engineer, shakes hands with UEs Jerry Droll as Sylvia Kelley looks
on; also pictured are Mike Fletcher and Russell Deerberg.
The Cedar County Secondary Road Crew, members of amalgamated
UE Local 893, voted heavily in favor on negotiated contract gains following
completion of bargaining in late March.
The new three-year agreement includes across-the-board wage
increases of 40, 45 and 45 cents, effective July 1 of each year covered by the
contract. The wage increases will average 3 percent.
Additionally, after 48 months, the position of Maintenance
Worker I will automatically upgrade to a II, with corresponding wage
Other gains include: increasing accrual of banked compensatory
time from 81 to 120 hours; expanding the recall period after layoffs from 12
to 24 months; an additional vacation day after 16 years of continuous service;
adding step relations to relatives covered under funeral leave. And, as of
July 1, the employer will pay $25 toward the cost of safety shoes.
The negotiating committee consisted of Jerry Droll, Russell
"Hap" Deerberg and Mike Fletcher. They were assisted by
UE Field Org. Sylvia Kelley.
UE News - 04/00