Burr Ridge Public Works employees have four-year deal
Updated: March 25, 2013 1:19AM
BURR RIDGE — Although negotiations took several months and required the use of a mediator, Burr Ridge has reached an agreement with its nine unionized Public Works employees.
“Both sides were dedicated to making progress,” said Ed Maher of Local 150, the employees’ exclusive bargaining agent.
“We think it was fair to them and fair to the village,” Public Works Director Paul May said.
The contract, ratified by the Village Board this week, is a four-year deal that expires April 30, 2016. Along with step salary increases for years of service, the contract includes cost-of-living increases of 2.25 percent in 2013, and 2 percent in 2014 and 2015.
“This contract is largely intended to preserve the status quo so there are no changes in employee insurance or pension benefits,” Assistant Village Administrator Lisa Scheiner said.
“Overall the village is pleased that we were able to reach a four-year agreement and that we will be able to provide residents with the same level of service they have come to expect in a cost-effective manner that is fair and equitable for Public Works employees,” Scheiner said.