Through collaborative bargaining efforts, St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) and Communication Workers of America (CWA), Local 3181 reached an agreement for compensation. “I commend our teams for working diligently to reach an agreement prior to the start of our school year. We appreciate all of our staff members for the contributions they make to the safe and caring learning environments for our students,” said Superintendent E. Wayne Gent.
The value of the compensation package for employees who are represented by the CWA is estimated at $663,000.00. The new contract also includes the continued Board contribution of $750.00 to a Health Savings Account (HSA) for employees enrolled in the Blue Options Plan 5180/5181. In addition to this, SLPS’s Chief Negotiator Kathy McGinn explained that an additional top step has been added to all CWA salary schedules, and all bargaining unit members will receive a step increase on the salary schedule. The collaborative bargaining teams also agreed that all CWA bargaining unit members will receive an additional $345.00 which will be reflected in the salary schedule as well.
CWA represents transportation, security, maintenance, custodial, and school meals program employees. The agreement is retroactive to July 1, 2015, but must first be ratified by the Board.
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