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Muskegon County Central Dispatch Telecommunicators & Supervisors

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: April 5, 2016


• New five-year agreement expires Dec. 31, 2020.
• Wages:
2.25% effective Jan. 1, 2016.
2.25% effective Jan. 1, 2017.
2.25% effective Jan. 1, 2018.
2.25% effective Jan. 1, 2019.
2.25% effective Jan. 1, 2020.
Health Care: Effective Jan. 1, 2016, the Employee’s health insurance contribution will be 15% of the annual premium divided by 26 pay periods in the year. Effective every year thereafter, Employees will pay an additional 1% towards health care costs until the Employer’s premium pay reaches 20% or the state mandated caps are met, whichever comes first. Full-time Employees will receive $500 for singles; $600 for two-persons; and $750 for family every two years for vision reimbursement purposes. Optical benefits will be paid on even number years and part or all of the bi-annual reimbursement may be rolled over into the next biannual period. Employer has the right to change any insurance carriers or health care providers so long as the benefits, including deductibles and co-insurance levels, are the equivalent of the current benefits, deductibles and co-insurance levels.
• Retirement: The monthly cost of retiree health insurance for Supervisors shall not exceed the sum of $235. For Employees who retire with 20 years of service and are age 55 or older the stipend shall be $2,115 annually/$176.25 monthly. For Employees who retire with 15 years of service and are age 60 or older, the stipend shall be $1,410 annually/$117.50 monthly. The stipend will cease when the retiree becomes eligible for Medicare. The monthly cost of retiree health insurance for Telecommunicators shall not exceed the sum of $200. For Employees who retire with 20 years of service and are age 55 or older the stipend shall be $1,800 annually/$150 monthly. For Employees who retire with 15 years of service and are age 60 or older, the stipend shall be $1,200 annually/$100 monthly. The stipend will cease when the retiree becomes eligible for Medicare. Central Dispatch will provide $1,500 matching contribution to DC plan per year to eligible full-time Employees. HSA contributions remain at $2,000 for single/$4,000 for double or family paid by Employer.
• Bargaining Team: Supervisor Stephanie Stefanich and Dispatcher Rhonda Hart, aided by GELC Labor Rep. Will Keizer.