City of Dubuque Bargaining Unit Employees Forgo Wage Increases
April 24, 2020 -- For Immediate Release
DUBUQUE, Iowa – As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Dubuque is experiencing substantial revenue losses and additional expenses.
As part of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget process, and to limit the financial burden on residents during these trying times, the City of Dubuque asked its bargaining unit employees with Teamsters Local 120, Operating Engineers Local 234, Dubuque Professional Fire Fighters Local 25, and Dubuque Police Protective Association to consider forgoing their contractual wage increases in FY2021. Each of the bargaining units held votes among their members and the proposed wage freeze was accepted by all the bargaining units (unions).
“These employees have continued to work on the front lines during this pandemic to best serve our community,” said Dubuque City Manager Mike Van Milligen. “The City of Dubuque is grateful to these employees for forgoing their wage increases for the community and its residents and for their continued professional service to our community.”
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Randy Gehl, Public Information Officer