Council votes to approve 3-year collective bargaining agreement with union
The Concord City Council last night voted to approve a new three-year collective bargaining agreement with Local 2232, the International Union of United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America.
The city announced the new contract in a press release after a nonpublic session of the councilors. The agreement with UAW includes a 2.25 percent cost-of-living increase for calendar year 2014 and a 2.5 percent cost-of-living for 2015 and 2016, according to the release. UAW members will also begin paying 10 percent toward the cost of their health insurance premiums.
“By working corroboratively and focusing on cost-sharing in the provision of health care coverage for employees, UAW and the city were able to reach an agreement that allows for cost-of-living adjustments while at the same time containing costs for health insurance,” City Manager Tom Aspell said in a statement.