The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 2232 agreed to a new contract Wednesday night. Seventy-five percent of AFSCME members voted to accept the contract. The union represents civil service workers on campus and includes custodians on the Edwardsville, Alton and East St. Louis campuses.
Jim Gillentine, AFSCME Local 2232 president, said the union contract includes a 2.75 percent raise in 2019 and 2020, as well as a 2 percent raise in 2021. The new contract also guarantees steward's rights to represent members in grievance meetings were maintained.
Additionally, a new inclement weather compensation method for union members will make attendance during inclement weather closures voluntary and will pay them time-and-a-half.
“I was honored to be working with a fine crew on my bargaining committee,” Gillentine said.