SEIU, School Board reach agreement on 2016-17 contract
After seven months of discussing possible salary increases and health insurance
plans, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) on Tuesday agreed to a
proposal from the Lake County School Board that includes a one salary step
increase (an average of 3.5%), effective July 1, 2016, for eligible employees
who are at less than Step 18. Employees on Step 18 would receive a 3% one-time
pay grade adjustments would be made for several positions, moving them up on
the scale and providing for a higher rate of pay.
also establishes Florida Blue Options Plan 3559 as the Base Employee Health
Insurance Plan, effective Nov. 16, 2016, with the board paying an amount equal
to 95% of the base plan. This contribution will be applied to any district
approved health plan the employee chooses for employee-only coverage.
which represents bus drivers, custodians, clerical workers and other service
employees, will schedule a ratification vote for all employees in the bargaining
unit. Once the contract is ratified, it will go to the School Board for final
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