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Members of Laborers (LIUNA) Local 955 in Columbia, Missouri, voted to ratify their new contract with the city and will see a minimum 6% pay increase if the City Council approves the final contract. The contract covers some 230 service and maintenance workers for the city, including public works, utilities and the airport.
“We are decently excited about this, we didn't get everything we wanted, there are still some concerns regarding wage compression next year, and we still have the issue of paid family leave,” union representative Andrew Hutchinson said. “The rallies and the community picnic that was held by union workers did this, because we know a quality workplace for us is a quality living space for the city of Columbia.”