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A UE Contract Comes
To Storm Lake Schools
— Finally

STORM LAKE, Iowa

The custodial staff of the Storm Lake Community School District are now working under their first union contract — finally.

Months of negotiations, including two bargaining sessions with a state-appointed mediator, concluded with a voluntary agreement on the eve of an arbitration hearing.

The members of amalgamated UE Local 893 employed by the Storm Lake schools voted to join the union in January 1997.

Gains realized in this first contract include a strong grievance procedure, recognition of seniority for transfers, layoffs and recalls, union security language, guaranteed work week for current employees, an additional holiday and a four percent wage increase in each year of the two-year agreement.

Storm Lake is located in Buena Vista County, in northwestern Iowa.

The UE negotiating committee consisted of Ellen Rowlett and Vincent English. They were assisted by Intl. Rep. Greg A. Cross.

UE News - 07/98


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