Oregon & Minnesota State Workers Reach Tentative Contract Agreements

July 23, 2021

SEIU Local 503 posted a message to Oregon State Employees this week, announcing a tentative contract agreement. It reads, in part:

“…we won 5.6% cost of living raises over two cycles, hazard pay, steps for both years of the contract (that’s over a 9% wage increase for many workers) , expanded telework options, improvements for essential employees and hazardous/inclement conditions leave! The victories we made in raises this year, make the last two contract years some of the most successful in State worker history!Continue Reading 

A new tentative contract between the Minnesota Association of Public Employees and the State of Minnesota was featured in several new outlets this week. A summary of the contract was included in a MPR story this week. It reads, it part:

“…according to the unions, both agreements include 2.5 percent base wage increases in each of the next two years, hold the employee share of health care premiums stable and would add Juneteenth as a new paid holiday.” Continue Reading 

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