Pierce County Board: Looks at raises for another union labor group
Last week, Pierce County Board members heard a closed-session report on raises for another labor group.
The Community Health Association contract package--which includes pay raises and higher employee contributions for health insurance premiums--is set for approval by the board at its Tuesday, Sept. 23, meeting.
Similar contracts for Human Services Department support staff, the courthouse union and Highway Department union were approved by the board earlier this summer.
The new contract will give Health Association members two-percent raises retroactive to Jan. 1 of this year, a one-percent increase retroactive to July 1, a two-percent raise on Jan. 1, 2009, a one-percent raise on July 1, 2009, a two-percent raise on Jan. 1, 2010, and a one-percent raise on July 1, 2010.
The employee share of health insurance premiums, which is currently eight percent, will increase to nine percent Jan. 1, 2009, and to 10 percent Jan. 1, 2010.
In other business, the board:
The county's Land Conservation and Land Management committees approved the Fielder agreement earlier this year with the condition a nutrient management plan be completed. The assistant zoning administrator reported the plan is now in place.
Hill, who formerly worked as director of nursing and then administrator at The Lutheran Home in River Falls, is currently employed at Fairview Seminary Home in Red Wing.