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“They added four Holidays so now they have a total of 10 that they get time and a half for if they responded to any runs on Holidays,” said MAFF Labor Relations Specialist Jim Steffes. “They also have a point system and it deals with the minimum response. They have to get 100 points per calendar year quarter. We modified the point system to make it less points for dayshift when they’re at their normal full-time job. They get more points for nighttime runs between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. They also have points for working a shift. It makes it easier to obtain their points and not fall into scrutiny by the Employer.”

“It was just an overall good experience,” said Local Union Stewards Peter Carolan of working with MAFF. “They’re professional and courteous. They assisted anywhere we needed direction or guidance. The Holidays were the most important and the raise was cost of living. Working the Holidays and having parity with the other departments, that way everyone had the same Holidays recognized. I patterned it off the full-time group just to have everybody on the same page. I think (call responses) were all adequate, but the department wanted to have a higher turnout in the evening. So, they offered to raise points as an incentive to increase response during those times. It helps motivate people to come out at night.”

Contract Duration: 4-year agreement ratified September 2019 and effective July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2023.

Wage Increases:
1-1/2% increase for all classifications effective July 1, 2019.
1-1/2% increase for all classifications effective July 1, 2020.
1-1/2% increase for all classifications effective July 1, 2021.
1-1/2% increase for all classifications effective July 1, 2022.

Fringe Benefits:

Bargaining Team: MAFF Labor Relations Specialist Jim Steffes and Local Union Steward Peter Carolan.