Norwin maintenance, janitors get wage hikes
Norwin's janitorial and maintenance staff of about 50 employees has a new three-year contract, retroactive to July 2017, that gives members an $850 payment in lieu of a salary increase for the first year of the deal.
The contract the Norwin School Board approved on April 16 gives members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 83 Local 1474 a 60-cent-an-hour increase for the 2019-2020 school year and 50-cents-per-hour increase in the 2019-2020 school year.
The membership approved the contract on April 8 by a small margin, said Donald Griner, a staff representative for AFSCME.
The union members will pay see their health insurance premiums rise from about $48 per pay to $60 per pay in the 2018-2019 school year and to $70 per pay in the final year of the agreement.
With the increase in wages and benefits, the overall net increase in cost for the three-year pact is 1.8 percent, the district said.
The contract gives Norwin the right to use substitutes, which the district says will contribute to more efficiencies and cut the cost of overtime pay.
Joe Napsha is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-836-5252 or firstname.lastname@example.org.