• Corrected: Montgomery County Tentative Agreement Reached
    Updated On: Feb 11, 2013


     

    Congratulations, we have a tentative agreement.

    (correction is in red)

    This agreement includes significant wage enhancements, increased job security, improved health and safety language, and a pathway toward retirement security.

    You will receive the entire Memorandum of Agreement for review prior to ratification, which will be scheduled the week of March 4th.

    The agreement is tentative until it is ratified by the membership and approved by County Council. 

    Special thanks to the members of the bargaining team:  Antonio Kindred, Barbara Pinnock, Gilberto Zelaya, Ivan Downing, John Smoak, Lois Kinder, Patty Vogel, Bob Lehman, Yvette Cuffie, Raymund Lee and alternates Mark Myrick and Michael Trigiani for their dedication, and tireless advocacy on behalf of the entire Montgomery County bargaining unit. 

     

    Contract Reopener Highlights

    • 3.5% Increments in FY14 and FY15
    • 3% Longevity Increment in FY14 and FY15
    • 0.5% Lump sum payment for top of grade in FY14 and FY15 (for employees not receiving a longevity step)
    • 3.25% COLAs in FY14 and FY15
    • $0.50 an hour increases for seasonal employees in FY14 and FY15
    • Increase in shift differentials- $1.40 evening, $1.56 night
    • Reinstatement of Multilingual Certificate Program
    • Up to $2000 for EVT Master Certifications
    • $1338 clothing allowance for deputy sheriffs
    • Written notice to union for changes to employee schedules
    • Strengthened language mandating 2 consecutive days off
    • 50 individual and 7 occupational class studies each year
    • Tuition assistance earmarked for MCGEO members
    • Stronger transfer language
    • Increased protections against Reductions-In-Force
    • Stronger Health and Safety Language
    • Departments must develop policies to restrict public access to the employee work areas
    • Deadlines to bring the Adjustable Pension Plan to completion
    • Protections against harassment and disparate treatment
    • Implementation of Joint Wellness Initiative

     

     

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