Last Tuesday, the McHenry County Board’s Facilities Management Committee could not muster a majority to recommend the maintenance workers union contract with Operating Engineers Local 150.
The vote was 2-2 with three members absent.
Voting in favor were
- Jim Heisler, Chairman
- Bob Nowak
- Tina Hill
- Nick Provenzano
- Michelle Aavang
- John Hammerand
- Bob Martens
Here’s what the committee members saw in the meeting packet:
Background and Discussion: The collective bargaining agreement between The International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150, Public Employees Division, Facilities Department employees – and the County expired on November 30, 2015.
Pursuant to good faith negotiations regarding wages, benefits and terms of employment, both the County and the Union have reached tentative agreements for the renewal of the labor agreement.
The contract is for a 3 year term with an expiration date of November 30, 2018. Key items that have been changed due to these negotiations have been summarized and attached.
Impact on Human Resources: This agreement establishes terms and conditions of employment for the bargaining unit members. Impact on Budget (Revenue; Expenses, Fringe Benefits): Bargaining unit employees are to receive wage increases as follows:
- December 1, 2015 – 1%
- December 1, 2016 – 2%
- December 1, 2017 – 2%
The 11 members of this unit will move onto the Local 150 insurance plan.
Once off the County plan, employees can not return and we no longer pay a percentage for retirees.
The annual cost is show below:
Contract changes are summarized below: