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Sycamore approves 1-year union contract

Published: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 10:04 p.m. CST • Updated: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 7:23 a.m. CST

SYCAMORE – Sycamore City Council members approved a one-year union contract Monday that will give some city employees two slight raises.

The labor contract between the city of Sycamore and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Council 31, was approved Monday on behalf of the union’s Local 3957.

The one-year agreement, which will run from May 1 through April 30, 2015, will give union members such as Public Works laborers, office staff and building inspectors a 1 percent pay raise May 1 and another 1 percent pay raise Nov. 1, said Brian Gregory, Sycamore city manager.

The contract will match agreements between firefighters and the police, said Third Ward Ald. Greg Taylor.

The agreement also will add a certified public accountant and revise wording on probationary periods, temporary assignments and use of sick time, city documents show.

Local 3957 ratified the agreement March 26.

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