The Wolverine Lake Village Council ratified a three-year agreement with the village’s Department of Public Works (DPW) employees that calls for no raises during that time period.
The contract is effective July 1 through June 30, 2014.
“In terms of salaries and given the large declines in revenues and projected revenues, we asked all employees to hold the line for the next few years,” said Village Council President John Magee.
The DPW bargaining unit is comprised of three members.
The group was granted a 2-percent raise last year and was the only bargaining unit to glean any increase in compensation.
“They received annual increases in the former contract of 2 percent for each of the three years,” Treasurer Mike Kondek said.
Although the group will be not awarded raises in the new agreement, Magee said each employee performs up to par. The council’s decision was based on the Negotiation Committee’s recommendation.
“We’re pleased with our employees and it’s no reflection on the work they do, but due to falling revenues more than anything else,” he said.