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City of Independence
BILL NO. 21-7516679

Agenda Title:

21-751 - A resolution authorizing an agreement with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers-Water Pollution Control Bargaining Unit, Local Union 53, for the term of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2023.

City Council approval is required to ratify the agreement in substantially the same form as presented. 
Executive Summary:

Staff has worked with the IBEW-WPC negotiating committee over the past  year to develop a three-year agreement effective July 1, 2020. 

Staff and IBEW-WPC have worked over the past year to negotiate a renewal of the work agreement. Provisions of the new agreement include the following: 

  • 0% wage adjustments in Year 1  (2020-21) for all positions.
  • 2% wage adjustments in Years 2 (2021-22) and 3 (2022-23) for all positions. 
  • New sick leave payout program for new hires and those with less than 10 years of service that elect to opt-in where the City would make an annual contribution to a 401a account in lieu of sick leave payouts upon separation from the City. 
  • Miscellaneous operational provisions. 

Fiscal Impact:

This fiscal impact is projected to be $162,000 over the three-year term.


Funds will be budgeted in the following accounts in future years:

Fund 30: 5100

Fund 13: 5100

Department:          City ManagerContact Person:          Adam Norris

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Council Action:          Council Action:         

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