Con­tract Years

12/1/2005 through 12/31/2010

(1) The Depart­ment agrees to pay Oper­at­ing Engi­neers the fol­low­ing rates of wages:

1st Year         12/1/05                                                        11/30/06

.50 increase                     GROUP 1               $17.00

.50 increase                     GROUP 2               $16.30

 

2nd Year        12/1/06                                                        11/30/07

.55 increase                     GROUP 1               $17.55

.55 increase                     GROUP 2               $16.85

 

3rd Year        12/1/07                                                        11/30/08

.60 increase                     GROUP 1               $18.15

.60 increase                     GROUP 2               $17.45

 

4th Year        12/1/08                                                        11/30/09

.65 increase                     GROUP 1               $18.80

.65 increase                     GROUP 2               $18.10

 

5th Year        12/1/09                                                        11/30/10

.70 increase                     GROUP 1               $19.50

.70 increase                     GROUP 2               $18.80

 

(1) Per­son­nel in Groups 1 and 2 shall be deter­mined by the Coun­ty Super­in­ten­dent of High­ways and the Busi­ness Rep­re­sen­ta­tive for pay purposes.

(2) It is agreed that the Coun­ty Super­in­ten­dent of High­ways may des­ig­nat­ed a “HEAD MECHANIC” whose pay shall be Twen­­ty-Five Cents ($0.25) per hour above Group 1 pay.  The­Coun­ty­Su­per­in­ten­dent of High­ways shall have the sole dis­cre­tion as to when this Arti­cle is allowable.

(3) The terms Oper­at­ing Engi­neer as here­in defined shall include the fol­low­ing employ­ees of the Depart­ment: Shov­el, Dragline, Clamshell, Mix­er Oper­a­tors, Black­smiths, Fire­men, Oil­ers, Plant Oper­a­tors, End loader and High­lift Oper­a­tors, Doz­ers, Der­ricks, Pug mills, Motor Patrol, Mechan­ic and Repair­men, and any or all oth­ers employed by the Union Coun­ty High­way Depart­ment, exclu­sive of cler­i­cal and super­vi­so­ry per­son­nel as defined by the Illi­nois Pub­lic Labor Rela­tions Act of 1986 (amend­ed).

(4) The Coun­ty High­way Depart­ment agrees to pay the wages as shown on Fri­day fol­low­ing the end of the biweek­ly pay peri­od, except where cir­cum­stances caused by ill­ness or vaca­tion by cler­i­cal employ­ees pre­vent such.  Pay shall be avail­able for all employ­ees with­in one (1) hour of, and pri­or to, the estab­lished quit­ting time.