Menlo Park city officials on Monday announced a tentative agreement with city workers that includes a 3 percent raise and improved benefits.
The deal with Service Employees International Union Local 521 includes a 3 percent raise in base salaries, effective as of the next pay period following ratification by the City Council.
The tentative agreement also includes the addition of city-funded vision insurance and a 3 percent increase -- plus $500 a year -- in city contributions to a fund that allows employees to use pretax dollars toward the purchase of health insurance.
The contract extends through June 30, 2017, and covers 148 employees.
The contract also includes a three-month time limit for the city and the union to negotiate changes in salary ranges for individual employee job classifications after the release of a study expected in early 2016. If an agreement cannot be reached in three months, all employees will get an across the board 2 percent raise in July 2016.
The tentative agreement is subject to approval by both the union and the City Council. The council is scheduled to vote on it at its Nov. 10 meeting, which starts at 7 p.m.
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