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SCSD, Staff Unions Ratify New Contracts

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scsd_logo - new2The Syracuse City School District, and members of SCSD Bargaining Units 2 and 11, ratified new union contracts Wednesday, Sept. 9, SCSD officials stated.

Officials said union members will see salary increases, and changes in health benefits, while the district will see cost savings in both the short and long term.

“I am pleased that we have reached agreements for our administrators, supervisors and managers in Units 2 and 11,” Syracuse City School Superintendent Sharon Contreras stated. “These agreements will generate significant cost savings for the district, while ensuring that our dedicated employees are fairly compensated for their hard work.”

Effective retroactively, the Unit 2 and Unit 11 contracts will cover the periods beginning July 1, 2015 and July 1, 2014, respectively. The Unit 2 (Syracuse Association of Administrators and Supervisors) contract will remain through June 30, 2016, and the Unit 11 (Syracuse Association of Managers and Supervisors) agreement is now a five-year contract, which will remain active through June 30, 2019.

In addition, SCSD said Unit 2 employees will see a three percent increase over the course of their one-year contract, while Unit 11 members will see a 12.5 percent salary increase over the course of their five-year contract. Unit 11 members will also receive a two-hour leave for medical or dental appointments, which the district said will reduce the need to take a half or full day of paid leave for such purposes.

Under the new agreements, employees in Units 2 and 11 who were hired after July 1, 2015 or September 9, 2015, respectively, will also be enrolled in the District’s High Deductible Healthcare Plan, in order to offset the compensation increases. The health plan will also be offered as an option to current employees.

Additional changes for employees will include co-pay increases, and an increase in monthly contributions.

“I look forward to working in partnership with the remaining bargaining units to achieve results that are in the best interest not only of the Syracuse City School District, but also of our employees,” Contreras stated.