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Electronic Copy of MEA’s New Labor Contract/MOU is Now Available

MEA is happy to announce that an electronic copy of our new four year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) (labor contract) is now available.  The new MOU took effect on July 1, 2016.

Hopefully you noticed the $1,500 flex benefit increase during open enrollment in June and in your most recent paycheck.  There will be an additional flex benefit increase of $1,650 next July 1 as well.  Please go to MEA’s website (www.sdmea.org) to access the MOU and to read more about the increases and enhancements to flex ($3,150 total increase) and salary/pensionable pay (3.3% increase in 2018 and another 3.3% increase in 2019 for all MEA-represented employees, with additional increases for some classifications).

In addition, a number of other contract improvements also took effect this month: increased discretionary leave (24 hours annually), increased tuition reimbursement and job related training reimbursement ($2,000 annually), bereavement leave improvements (additional family members now included in coverage), increased uniform allowance (20% increase over the next 4 years), reduced downtown parking costs (employee share of parking cost cut in half), a new 4-week City-paid parental leave benefit and more.  Please note that you must log in on MEA’s website to view the current MOU.  Once you have logged in, the MOU will be available on the right hand side under “My Union.”

It takes the City some time to complete the process of printing the physical MOU booklets.  MEA will let you know as soon as those are available for pick up.  In the meantime, please feel free to read the electronic version of the MOU on MEA’s website.  And, as always, please don’t hesitate to contact MEA (619-264-6632) with any questions that you might have.