Concerning 2020 Merit Raises


The city began to process 2020 merit raises on April 20.  They have until July 1, 2021 to get them processed.   If you do not get your merit by July 1 and believe you are due one from 2020, please contact the union starting July 2 and no later than July 9.  You can email Susan Wilson ( and Hugh Williams (, or call the union hall at 614-485-1265.

The issue with the UHC prescription drug coverage denials has been resolved.  This was a global issue at UHC and multiple employer groups were impacted.

Introduced in House (01/04/2021)

Social Security Fairness Act of 2021

This bill repeals provisions that reduce Social Security benefits for individuals who receive other benefits, such as a pension from a state or local government.

The bill eliminates the government pension offset, which in various instances reduces Social Security survivors’ benefits for spouses, widows, and widowers who also receive government pensions of their own.

The bill also eliminates the windfall elimination provision, which in some instances reduces Social Security benefits for individuals who also receive a pension or disability benefit from an employer that did not withhold Social Security taxes.

These changes are effective for benefits payable after December 2021.


Contact your Congress Representive or Senator and ask them to support this bill.



For information about the healthcare error click on the link below.


Healthcare Error


Contract Q & A Sessions

25 people per session

Register for one of the session’s below by contacting Gwen Castlin at

If you are not able to attend a session, the most frequently asked questions are posted in the member’s area with the contract.

Voting on the contract will begin March 8 at Noon and will end March 10 at noon and will be done electronically. Watch your email for information from Simply Voting (likely arriving by March 5).

Date of Session Time of Session
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 11:00 a.m. to 11:55 a.m.
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 4, 2021 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Thursday, March 4, 2021 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.



For the new contract information check under the members tab.

We are pleased to announce that the City was willing to work with us on a settlement to resolve the Union Grievance concerning Merit Pay.

If the contract is ratified (voting March 8 from noon through March 10 noon) the City has agreed to settle the Union Grievance concerning Merit Pay by lifting the freeze on merit pay increase retroactively to January 1, 2021.

Based upon the risk inherent in arbitrating this grievance, the union believes the settlement is in the best interest of the bargaining unit because it guarantees bargaining unit employees the opportunity to receive a 2020 merit pay increase in 2021, in addition to removing the freeze on merit pay increases. Employees must be employed by the City and have met the merit requirements.