Morgan County correctional officers contract approved

By Gary Scott on November 24, 2014 at 1:33pm

Morgan County Commissioners approved a new contract this morning that will affect 24 workers in the county.

The contract is for one year and is for the FOP Correctional Officers Union. It includes employees in corrections, dispatchers, and any employees working in the courthouse for the jail.

The contract does not include a Cost of Living Adjustment, but instead will install pay raises based on “longevity steps”.

The contract length was designed to have it expire at the same time as three other bargaining units next year.

Two FOP contracts, the carpenters union that represents the county assessor office, and county operating engineers contracts will all be negotiated at the same time, according to county commissioners.

Also this morning, Commissioner Bill Meier was approved as the new vice chairman of the county commissioners. That position had previously been held by Dick Rawlings, who passed away earlier this year. Meier is now the second-longest-tenured commissioner besides chairman Brad Zeller.