MORE GOOD NEWS – MEA HAS SECURED AN ADDITIONAL 10% SPECIAL SALARY INCREASE FOR PARK/LANDSCAPE DESINGERS – TO BE ADDED TO THE 21% GENERAL SALARY INCREASE IN NEW 3-YEAR CONTRACT
As a follow up to MEA’s earlier E-blast regarding contract negotiations, MEA’s Tentative Agreement (TA) with the City includes an additional 10% special salary increase for Assistant Park Designer, Park Designer, Assistant Landscape Designer and Landscape Designer job classifications. (Classification name will change on July 1, 2023 from Park to Landscape.)
Accordingly, if this TA is ratified by MEA’s membership next week, employees in these job classifications will receive the following general and special salary increases over the 3-year term of this agreement:
Year 1 (FY 2024) – 10%
July 1, 2023: 5% (general salary increase)
January 1, 2024: 5% (general salary increase)
Year 2 (FY 2025) – 11%
July 1, 2024: 4% (general salary increase)
January 1, 2025: 5% (special salary increase)
January 1, 2025: 2% (general salary increase)
Year 3 (FY 2026) – 10%
July 1, 2025: 5% (general salary increase)
January 1, 2026: 5% (special salary increase)
Each general and special salary increase compounds when implemented, which means that over the next two and a half years your pay will steadily grow to be 35.4% higher than today!
Congratulations on this well-earned additional pay increase. Please be on the lookout for more information related to the upcoming contract ratification vote by MEA’s membership on May 2. Your participation will be critical to ensure that these pay increases are approved and implemented.
If you have any feedback or questions, please contact MEA at 619-264-6632 or email us at email@example.com.