Council ratifies salary hikes for Oklahoma City employees
City employees outside the police and fire departments are getting 2 percent across-the-board pay raises.
The city council on Tuesday ratified a new one-year labor agreement with Local 2406 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).
Additionally, the council agreed to 2 percent wage hikes for managers, administrative and technical support workers, and others who do not have union representation.
The decisions on wages for union and non-union employees follow long-standing practice in the city.
The council agreed earlier last month to a 3.3 percent across-the-board raise for police officers represented by Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 123, also in a new one-year contract.
All the raises are retroactive to July 1, 2017.
The firefighters' contract still has not been settled.
The council met privately Tuesday with attorneys to discuss negotiations with International Association of Fire Fighters Local 157.
AFSCME employees got no across-the-board pay raises in the 2016-17 contract. AFSCME negotiated a 1 percent raise for 2015-16, and 1 percent plus a $234.86 one-time payment, or stipend, for 2014-15.
The 2013-14 AFSCME contract included 2 percent across-the-board wage hikes. AFSCME is the city's biggest union, with about 1,300 members.