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Step Increases / Top Step Payments in this week's check

Step Increases/Top Step Payments:  Step Increases were effective on December 29th, 2023 and show up in your January 25th paycheck.  Those already on the 9th Step (the top step) will instead receive a 2.5% Top Step Payment (in the form of a lump sum) in that check.  These increases represent the third year of our four year contract.

The above increases were negotiated previously and are incorporated within our current contract.  Wage increases for the upcoming fiscal year (the final year of our contract) are governed by a re-opener provision.  This means that wage increases for the period encompassing July 1, 2024 - June 30, 2025  have yet to be determined.  While we can expect to see a general wage increase effective July 1, 2024 (as well as step increases at the end of calendar year '24), the final years' wage increases remain to be negotiated or (potentially) determined via arbitration if no agreement can be reached.

- posted 1/23/24

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