The Lake Forest Park City Council unanimously approved a collective bargaining agreement with the Teamsters Local #117 representing maintenance workers at its regular meeting on October 25, 2018.
The current agreement between the City of Lake Forest Park and the Teamsters Local #117 is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2018. City Administration and the Teamsters Local #117 have been negotiating for a successor agreement since July 2018. Tentative agreement was reached in early September 2018. The three-year contract provides for 3.0% wage adjustment in 2019, a 3.0% wage adjustment in 2020, and a 2.75% wage adjustment in 2021.
“Our Public Works maintenance workers are the unsung heroes of the City,” said Mayor Jeff Johnson. “They keep this City running 24/7 during windstorms, rainstorms, or snow. I want to thank them for working cooperatively with the City in reaching this agreement.”
“We are pleased to reach an agreement that works for our members as well as for the City,” said John Scearcy, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local #117. “It’s a great example of what we can achieve when the Teamsters and the city work collaboratively and treat each other with respect.”
The Public Works Department provides a wide variety of services to the citizens of Lake Forest Park. The Public Works Department is responsible for the maintenance, operation and repair of the city’s streets, surface water infrastructure, buildings and grounds, facilities, parks, sanitary sewer, and 24/7 emergency response.