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Lodi, Galt unions have made a variety of concessions

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Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2009 10:00 pm

The following is a look at what employee unions in the city of Lodi, Lodi Unified School District and Galt Joint Union High School District have given up in concessions.

In the city of Galt, only the department heads have modified their contracts. The group agreed to not receive a scheduled cost-of-living increase this year. The Galt Police Officers Association and the Galt Public Service Unit have not been asked to make any concessions.

In Lodi, all the unions have agreed to concessions.

City of Lodi employees

Lodi Professional Firefighters

Number of employees: 54

What are the concessions?

  • Eliminate the city's match to employee retirement accounts.
  • Vacation cannot be cashed out.

Lodi Fire Mid-Management

Number of employees: 6

What are the concessions?

  • A reduction of 41 hours through a combination of furloughs and decrease to the city's match to employee retirement accounts.

Total given up by employees in the fire department: $373,000

Lodi Police Officers Association

Number of employees: 54

What are the concessions?

  • 48 hours or six days of furloughs.
  • Any overtime from July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010, will not be cashed out, but instead put into a time-off bank. They will also work to eliminate all overtime expenditures to avoid additional mid-year cuts.
  • Holiday leave hours accrued between Jan. 1, 2009, and Dec. 31, 2009, must be used by Oct. 31, 2010, and cannot be banked or cashed out.

Lodi Police Dispatchers Association

Number of employees: 22

What are the concessions?

  • 58 hours or 7.25 days of furloughs
  • Eliminate overtime expenditures to avoid mid-year budget cuts.
  • Holiday leave hours from Jan. 1, 2009, through Dec. 31, 2009, must be used by Oct. 31, 2010.

Police Mid-Management

Number of employees: 52

What are the concessions?

  • 108 hours or 13.5 days of furloughs. The hours can replace sick days.
  • Any overtime from July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010, will not be cashed out instead put into a time off bank. They will also work to eliminate all overtime expenditures to avoid additional mid-year cuts.
  • Holiday leave hours from Jan. 1, 2009, through Dec. 31, 2009, must be used by October 31, 2010, and cannot be banked or cashed out.

Total given up by employees in the police department: $680,900

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

Number of employees: 29

What are the concessions?

  • Four-hour furloughs each month from January 2010 through December 2010.
  • Extend the current contract through Dec. 31, 2013.
  • Reduce the current Consumer Price Index wage increase at 2 percent to 5.5 percent starting January 1, 2010.
  • Extend the wage increase at 2 percent to 5.5 percent into 2011, 2012, and 2013.

Amount saved: $125,600

Unrepresented confidential employees and executive management

Number of employees: 10 in executive management, including City Manager Blair King, and 5 in confidential

  • Eliminate the city's match to employee retirement accounts.
  • Once-a-month furloughs, for a total of 12.

Amount saved: $95,300

Lodi City Mid-Management Association

Number of employees: 52

  • Eliminate the city's match to employee retirement accounts.
  • Once-a-month furloughs, for a total of 12.

Amount saved: $166,100

Maintenance and Operators

Number of employees: 90

What are the concessions?

  • Eight days of furloughs.
    (Because the union did not give up more concessions, two maintenance workers will be laid off).

Amount saved: $396,200

General Services

Number of employees: 93

What are the concessions?

  • Once-a-month furloughs, for a total of 12.
  • Eliminate the city's match to employee retirement accounts.

Amount saved: $343,000

Lodi Unified School District

Lodi Pupil Personnel Association, certified support staff including counselors

Number of employees: 140

The union contract is open until June 30.

Lodi Education Association

Number of employees: 1,550

What are the concessions?

  • The equivalent of 160 full-time equivalent positions have been eliminated by the school board since February.

California School Employees Association

Number of employees: 900

What are the concessions?

  • 279 fulland part-time classified employees have been eliminated by the school board since February. (That number may be reduced by four.)

Galt Joint Union High School District

Galt Federation of Classified and Certificated Employees

Number of employees: 126

Superintendent Tom Gemma said that because the district has not settled either union contract for the 2008-09 school year, it would not be proper to identify any concessions at this time.

Contact reporters Maggie Creamer at maggiec@lodinews.com or Jennifer Bonnett at jenniferb@lodinews.com

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5 comments:

  • posted at 7:06 am on Fri, Jun 12, 2009.

    Posts:

    Just came across this....maybe the CC will re-think not getting rid of cell phones.IRS Targets Employer-Provided Cell Phones"The use of company-issued mobile phones could trigger new federal income taxes on millions of Americans as a 'fringe benefit'.""The IRS proposed employers assign 25% of an employee's annual phone expenses as a taxable benefit. Under that scenario, a worker in the 28% tax bracket, whose wireless device costs the company $1,500 a year, could see $105 in additional federal income tax."http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2009/06/wsj-irs-targets-employerprovided-cell-phones.html

     
  • posted at 6:42 am on Fri, Jun 12, 2009.

    Posts:

    If this recap is correct, the Lodi police department has one mid- management position for each officier. I have no idea how many support people are needed for each officier but this seems a little rich.The city has 54 firefighters but only six mid-management postions. This seems a little lean.

     
  • posted at 5:07 am on Fri, Jun 12, 2009.

    Posts:

    It is shocking that with 106 employees 52 are considered mid managers. Is this the normal ratio for public safety? Maybe its time for professional managers to take over chief jobs. Throw in the benefits and constant begging for money and its no wonder public safety is strangling cities.

     
  • posted at 3:43 am on Fri, Jun 12, 2009.

    Posts:

    Illegal: I believe you are refering to the "Executive" Management - which are included in the category above the Mid Managers. As a percentage, the Mid Managers are giving up roughly 4.7% in base pay to furloughs and 3% in City deferred comp match for a total of 7.7%. I belive the executive management gave the same percentages. At least that is my understanding.

     
  • posted at 2:44 am on Fri, Jun 12, 2009.

    Posts:

    Ms. Creamer and Bonnet, could you break those down into percentages? And does the mid-management assn. include all city staff? Didn't they just get a raise from manager king less than a year ago?

     

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