Lawrence Clerical workers Ratify 3-year contract
The Sisters and Brothers of the LACE (clerical) bargaining unit recently ratified a 3-year contract that included improved wages and conditions. Some members will see a 3% raise across the board each year of the contract and some jobs have been reclassified with significant raises ranging from 21% to 35% over 3 years! this is in return for cross training, mandatory overtime, increased duties and change in schedules. The contract is retroactive to July 1, 2022 and Retroactive wage increases will vary by each member. Historically, the City has failed to offer a fair wage at bargaining, generally, anywhere from 1%-2% a year. This time was no easy task either and after nearly 10 months of bargaining and standing firm, we were able to improve wages for our members. We am very proud of our members, congratulations to all !