The City of Moline and the Moline Library Board of Trustees have announced that a wage concession agreement for cost-saving measures has been reached with the UAW Local 2282 Amalgamated. In a Letter of Understanding signed by the parties, the UAW Local 2282 Amalgamated has agreed to the following concessions:
Four (4) unpaid furlough days to be taken by 2011. Two of such days must be taken in 2010
Defer 1.0 % of a scheduled 3.0 % salary increase until 2011
Reduce annual anniversary increases from 2.25% to 2.0% for the years 2010 and 2011
The wage concessions will save the City of Moline $45,000 over a 20 month period, including a permanent savings of nearly $6,000.
The UAW, the Library Board of Trustees and the City worked together to assist in balancing the 2010 and 2011 fiscal year budgets. "I am very appreciative of the willingness of the UAW to work with the City, said Lew Steinbrecher, City Administrator. "I believe this is a good partnership between labor and management to address the financial difficulties the City is experiencing."
UAW Local 2282 Moline Library unit chairperson Clara Kangas said, "The union worked with the Library Board and the City to reach a solution that will help the City during its financial difficulties without losing employees or any library services to the public."
The UAW Local 2282 Amalgamated represents 23 employees who are employed at the Moline Public Library. The current labor contract expires in 2011.