Having finally gotten a new Memorandum of Understanding with the city of Chattanooga, SEIU members are weighing in on an issue that has gone unaddressed for years… underpaid city employees.
Approximately 1,200 workers under the general pay plan don’t have the option to move up the pay scale unless they are promoted or receive cost-of-living percentage increases. More than half of city employees are in a position that has a starting salary of less than $30,000.
After several appearances and demonstrations at the city council, elected officials are taking the union’s complaint seriously. They’ve commissioned a compensation study of employees in the general plan which will begin in September.
For the full story, read the article from the Chattanooga Times-Free Press.