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New contract for 50 Mundelein High School support workers

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Fifty Mundelein High School employees will receive pay raises under a five-year contract approved this week.

The workers are secretaries, instructional aides, security personnel and a nurse, and all are represented by the same local labor union. All but three are full-time employees.

The school board approved the new contract with the Mundelein Educational Support Association on Tuesday. It's effective this summer.

The pact calls for 6-percent raises in each of the next two years, 5-percent raises in the following two years and 6-percent raises in the fifth year, Superintendent Jody Ware said.

Those new rates include increases to the workers' hourly wage and annual 2-percent increases based on experience.

Starting salaries will increase for each type of employee, Ware said. The hourly rates will differ based on the type of position, as well as the education and related professional experience of the employee, she said.

The support employees' current contract expires June 30. It was a three-year deal that included annual 2-percent raises based on experience, Ware said.

Some of the support employees work nine months out of the year, and some are 10-month workers, Ware said. A few work year-round, she said.

The school's 138 teachers are covered by a different union contract. It was approved in July 2012 and expires in June 2016.

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