"It was a pretty good contract,” said MAP Executive Director Fred Timpner of the 10 percent pay raises in the first year of the 5-year agreement. “Additionally, the Employer has agreed they will opt out of PA 152 and pay all (premium and deductible) costs associated with the healthcare for the life of the agreement. For those people who have (Retiree) HSA accounts, the Employer will kick in $2,000 a year from when the Employee was hired.”

Contract Duration: 5-year agreement ratified Oct.11, 2017 and effective 7-1-17 to 7-1-22.

Wage Increases:
10% increase effective July 1, 2017.
3% increase effective July 1, 2018.
2% increase effective July 1, 2019.
2% increase effective July 1, 2020.
2% increase effective July 1, 2021.

Healthcare: Employer opted out of Public Act 152 for the life of the bargaining agreement and has agreed to pay all healthcare premiums and deductibles.
Retirement: Employees hired prior to 2012 will increase their MERS contributions from 6 percent to 8 percent in order to fully fund the pension. Employees hired after 2012 were already contributing 8 percent. Employees hired after 2012 will receive a retiree HSA card and $2,000 from the Employer per year worked, backdated to their date of hire.
Bargaining Team: MAP Executive Director Fred Timpner.