City, Union Settle Court Case, Contract

Jul 15, 2014

Rhinelander city hall

The Rhinelander city council approved a retroactive pay increase for a public employee union that had taken the city to court.

Local 1226, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees had filed suit against the city last December claiming the city backed out of an agreement reached in 2012. The matter languished in Oneida County Circuit Court until earlier this month when sources say an agreement to drop the suit was reached. At that point, both sides began negotiating, and came to an agreement.

The city agreed to pay a one percent increase retroactive to January. The American Federation of State, County and  Municipal Employees local represents street, water, wastewater, golf course and park employees.