The new contract for Local 888 members in the Barnstable County facilities includes a cost-of-living wage increase this fiscal year of 2 percent, plus a new “Step 8” that provides a 3 percent raise. In addition, the contract makes clear that the distribution of overtime will be done “equitably on a rotating seniority basis.” There will be additional COLA payments in upcoming years of the contract.
The new contract says that workers will receive overtime pay when working regular hours during a State of Emergency. In addition, there was an increase in longevity payments and uniform allowances.
Finally, one-half hour will now be allotted to provide union orientation for new employees.
For a copy of the hallmark union orientation language, Local 888 members can see their union rep or email firstname.lastname@example.org