Local 893-56 Wins
With ADM Schools
Although the Adel-Desoto-Minburn School District will receive
only 1.7 percent new money from the state of Iowa next year, the union
negotiated a 4.8 percent wage increase. The union presented evidence that ADM
had fallen behind on wages when compared with other organized school districts
of its size in the area. The negotiating committee suggested that the District
needed to reorder its priorities.
Only wage issues were open for negotiations this year. Most
workers will receive a $0.40 raise, including step movement. Three steps were
dropped from the bottom of the scale and added to the top, improving the
starting pay and giving current employees more opportunity to advance on the
schedule. The Teaching Associate and Food Service classifications had an extra
step shifted on their schedule, narrowing the gap between those
female-dominated classifications and the rest of the bargaining unit.
Pres. Shelley Kilker, Vice Pres. Sandy Spooner,
Sec. Diane Bogardus and Chief Steward Don Shelley were members
of the negotiating committee. UE District 11 Southwest Coordinator (and Local
893, IUP Vice Pres.) Bill Austin acted as chief spokesperson.
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