As city officials prepare to implement a new city pay plan in the next two months, some municipal employees are complaining that they’ve been dragged along too long as they’ve awaited promised salary increases.
“We’re just kind of tired of being appeased,” Sgt. Julia Dean, president of the International Brotherhood of Police Officers Local 673, told reporters outside before tonight’s City Council meeting.
Informational meetings will be held today, Thursday and Friday for city employees to brief them on how they will be affected by the new pay plan, the result of a compensation study from the Segal Co. City officials commissioned the study in an attempt to bring pay rates closer to figures offered in peer markets.
City officials said some employees will not get raises in base pay, but no one will get a salary reduction.
Police and fire employees will get the biggest raises, city officials said.
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