Contract NegotiationsContracts covering the four major union bargaining units expired on June 30, 2008. Police and Fire union contract terms are decided by a neutral party, through an arbitration process, while the two unions representing non-uniformed employees negotiate their contracts with the City. Negotiations finished in October 2008, with a one-year contract settled by each bargaining unit.
- Creation of the Joint Labor - Management Healthcare Evaluation Committee (with representatives for all employees): exploring ways to maximize the quality and competitiveness of benefits at an affordable price, through examination of best practices
- Reduction (or maintenance) of the City’s healthcare contribution, in line with actual costs
- $1,100 bonuses for D.C. 33 & 47 employees
- Pay increases for police officers, firefighters and paramedics