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LiUNA 955 approves contract with City of Columbia


LiUNA Local 955 announced in a Tuesday press release that it has ratified its contract with the City of Columbia on Sunday night.

According to the press release, the agreement includes:

  • Ending pre-employment marijuana drug testing for all new hires who do not have to maintain a Commercial Driver's License.
  • Wage increases, which includes a minimum of a 6% increase for all workers unless, they’re at the top of their pay scale.
  • An additional 15-minute break for employees who work 10-hour shifts.
  • Union orientations for new hires.
  • Implementing a “step scale” for employees who work for the city longer.

A quote from a union member in the press release also stated paid family leave was included in the agreement.

LiUNA Local 955 is a union in Mid-Missouri that represents workers at the City of Centralia, City of Columbia, Boone County Road & Bridge, University of Missouri-Columbia, University of Missouri-Kansas City, MU Health Care, Truman State University, City of Kirksville & MFA Feed Mills in Mexico and Kirksville, and Wildcat Materials.

The union had previously protested outside of Columbia City Hall at different events since January, including the State of the City address in May.

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