Chicago Ridge Clerical Staff Make Big Gains in New Contract

Chicago Ridge

“This negotiation was the easiest one yet largely in part because of our union representation,” said Union Steward Jamie Hollock.

The new contract significantly improved the pay scale for all workers resulting in a large increase for new employees as well as across the board wage increases.

“We are a small group, but it’s reassuring to know we have the full support of this union behind us,” said Karen Schmidt.

That support led to new language making any newly recognized holidays automatic in the contract, administrative assistants having cell phones provided by the village, and an increase in the water allowance by $60.