City of Dayton, largest city union pass new contract. What’s in the agreement?

The city of Dayton today approved a new three-year contract with its largest union one day after union members overwhelmingly voted in support of the agreement.

About 95 percent of the members of the Dayton Public Service Union Local 101 who voted on Tuesday approved of the new collective bargaining agreement, union officials said.

The union, which is under AFSCME Council 8, represents about 737 members in all city departments, including aviation, public works, water, finance and recreation and youth services.

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The agreement calls for a 3 percent raise in the first year and 2 percent raises in the second and third years.

There will be no changes to union members’ health insurance plans, but longevity compensation based on years of service will become more generous for some workers, said Ann Sulfridge, president of the Local 101.

“The members have spoken, and they are overwhelmingly happy with this contract,” she said.

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