(ATLANTIC) The Cass County Board of Supervisors and the Cass County Deputies and Jailers have presented their initial bargaining proposals.
Union representative were not present at the Cass County Board of Supervisors meeting this (Thursday) morning. However, a handout from Cass County Auditor Dale Sunderman shows the proposals from both the Union and the County.
The Union proposal regarding overtime shows the Union would like to discuss overtime policy of the Sheriff’s Office. The County does not agree with this proposal.
The Union had no proposed changes regarding group insurance. However, the County proposes that all union employees contribute the following additional monthly amount toward their premium whether the employee is carrying single or family insurance through the County: Year 1-$0/month, Year 2 $20/month and Year 3 - $40/month.
The Union is asking to add Christmas Eve to their holidays for full time employees. The County does not agree with this proposal.
The Union has proposed payday to be on the 15th and the last day of the month and when payday falls on weekend or a holiday, payday will be on the previous business day. The County does not agree with this proposal.
In regards to standby pay (on call), the Union proposal states that the time will be paid for at the rate of 15% of the applicable straight time wage rate. Any standby time earned will be paid in cash. Employees will be paid a minimum of two hours when called out while on standby. The County does not agree with this proposal.
The Union is asking to have the longevity pay rates changed. After 5 years the employee would receive 25-cents per hour instead of 15-cents, after 10 years: 30-cents per hour instead of 20-cents, after 15 years: 35-cents per hour instead of 25-cents and after 20 years: 40-cents her hour instead of 30-cents. The County does not agree with this proposal.
The Union has also proposed a 3.5% per hour wage increase effective July 1, 2013 to all steps and pay grades of the salary schedule. And the Deputies and Jailers can earn a shift differential for time worked over weekends. The County does not agree with this proposal. The County proposes giving all Deputies a base annual salary which is 70% of the Sheriff’s annual base salary. The County further proposes a 3% salary increase for all remaining non-deputy union members.
The Union would also like Inclement Weather Days and Comp Time being paid at actual cash value. The County does not agree with this proposal.