Scappoose classified employees win wage increases, more job security in latest agreement

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Classified employees in the Scappoose school district will receive a boost in wages and increased job security thanks to a new two-year collective bargaining agreement reached in August.  Local 3662 (SFCE) President Teresa Huff said the gain is a welcome change after previous bargaining sessions.

“We achieved a fair and reasonable agreement that gives raises for the first time in two years,” said Huff. “Management made a point to say these increases are not ‘value-based,’ and that our work is very important to the district,” said Huff.

Highlights include a step increase plus one percent COLA for each year, stronger language around discipline matters and more protection around “for cause” dismissal. Insurance coverage will be restructured in the second year in order to comply with Affordable Care Act standards, without loss in benefits for employees and their families. The Local is preparing for a ratification election.