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Local 893-56 Wins
Best-Ever Contract
With ADM Schools

ADEL, Iowa

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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