Following a brief executive session Tuesday night, the Greenville City Council unanimously approved a Laborer’s Local 773 union contract.
City Manager Dave Willey told WGEL the three-year contract covers the city’s water plant operators, sewer plant operators, and street department laborers. The agreement ends on May 31, 2018.
Willey said the wage changes will be an increase of 3% in the first year of the contract, 3% the second year, and 2% the third year, which he said the city feels is fair.
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The city manager said that over the lifespan of the contract, the city will incur approximately $80,000 more in salary expenses.
The city’s police contract will expire at the end of next year, according to Willey.