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updated: 11/14/2017 10:19 AM

Geneva electrical workers to get 2.75 percent raise

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Geneva's electrical workers will get raises of 2.75 percent in the first year of a new four-year contract, under a proposed new contract.

Aldermen tentatively approved the contract Tuesday, and will take a binding vote Monday.

The contract with Local 196 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers covers 12 employees. They work as line foremen, field servicemen, journeyman linemen, purchasing and inventory coordinator and general maintenance.

Pay increases 2.5 percent the second year and 2.25 percent in the third and fourth years. The contract will be retroactive to May 1.

Workers receive three personal days a year and 10 paid holidays, plus one safety day if they go a full year without getting hurt or having an accident that causes more than $600 worth of damage to property or equipment. Vacation starts at 10 days after the worker completes the first year, and tops out at 25 days after 25 years of employment.

In the first year, a general maintenance worker, the lowest-paid covered by the contract, will make $32.72 an hour in regular time. At the top of the chart is line foreman and field serviceman, both at $53.46 an hour.

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