Tentative Agreement Reached with City of Bemidji

Members of the negotiating committee at Bemidji Liquor stores yesterday reached a tentative agreement with the City of Bemidji.  This tentative agreement will be voted on  September 29, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. -- 5:00 p.m. at the South store and 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the North store. The following is a list of tentative agreements:

  1. 3-year contract January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2018.
  2. Wage increases depending on date of hire range from 1% through 2.5% each year.
  3. There was a 10% reduction in the rates for health insurance but the City agreed to give an additional $90 per month increase to the employees’ VEBA/HSA account in each year of the contract.
  4. Part-time employees shall receive additional PTO.
  5. Other items are language cleanup.