Worth Park District Members Reach Tentative Agreement

NEO2Worth Park District members recently ended negotiations victoriously, as they reached a new tentative agreement. This agreement reflects a sizable upswing across a number of issues the team faced.

  • Improved NEO language that allows a union representative and union steward to meet with new hires for up to an hour at their NEOs
  • Creation of four (4) personal days to be used in the calendar year that did not exist before
  • New vacation time scale
    • Old scale: 1-3 = 5 days, 4-7 = 10, 8-15 = 15, 16-20 = 20, 20+ = 25
    • New scale: 3 months-1 year = 3, 1-5 = 10, 5-10 = 15, 10-15 = 20, 15+ = 25
  • Expanded bereavement leave in who the policy covers and a provision to allow workers to add to it by utilizing their sick time
  • Sick leave can be used in 1 hour increments instead of 4
  • Boot allowance from $100 to $150
  • Loudermill language before discipline — employer has to give 48 hour notice before disciplining a member
  • Improves longevity pay now every 5 years from 5-25 years of employment
  • Wages: 5%/year each year of a 3 year contract.
    • 15% for each worker, which amounts to an increase of approximately $2,000/year.
    • Every worker will be in the 40,000+ range by year two.

Congratulations to Worth Park District members who have showcased the power of unions!

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