Wage Hike, No Premium Increase
In Urbandale Schools Contract
Local 893-16, custodial, maintenance, and food service workers at the Urbandale Community School District has settled a
new one-year contract that advances wages and holds the line on insurance premium costs.
The settlement provides for $.25 to be added to the base for each classification plus step movement. This represents
average wage increases of 4.3 percent. Also, longevity payments will increase from $.15 per hour to $.20 per hour after twelve years
Because of the school board’s change to the academic calendar, Presidents’ Day will replace Martin Luther King Day as
a paid holiday.
Finally, after years of ballooning insurance premium hikes, there will be no increase on premiums next year; this leaves
the insurance allotment as is.
The local’s bargaining committee consisted of Tom Dale, Shelly Thomas, Dale Bohall, Lester Smith, and Carol
Hamilton. They were assisted by Field Org. Ryan Downing.
UE News - 7/03