Council Grants Pay Raise for Non-Bargaining Employees
Nathan Cozart Reporting
Some city employees in New Philadelphia will soon be getting a pay raise.
During Monday night's meeting, council suspended the rules and passed an amended resolution that grants a three percent pay raise for all full-time non-bargaining employees and all permanent part-time non-bargaining employees.
The pay raise will exclude elected officials, the council clerk, the city prosecutor and assistant city prosecutors, and any employee who is employed on a probationary basis.
Salary Chair John Zucal says that council approved the amended resolution to also clarify the exclusion of municipal court employees.
Zucal says the pay raise will be retroactive to January 1, 2012 and was the city's attempt at keeping matters fair between bargaining and non-bargaining members.
Zucal adds that, in the process of determining the pay raise, it was vital to hear the concerns and opinions of those non-bargaining employees who would receive the increase.
The amended resolution was passed by a seven to zero vote.
On a similar note, council is currently considering a resolution that would provide a three percent pay raise to seasonal employees, crossing guards, park security personnel, and lifeguards. If passed, the increase in its current form would be retroactive to when the employees began their employment for 2012.