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Raise for FPSU/SEIU will cost Pinellas $2.5 million



The Pinellas County School District reached a tentative agreement Wednesday with the Florida Public Services Union/SEIU Wednesday that would provide 5 percent raises for employees in transportation, food services, maintenance and plant operations. It will affect about 2,500 employees.

See our story here. The school district provided a bit more information about the raises today:

The total cost will be about $2.5 million, plus about $365,000 in "fringe" costs. 

The salary increases cover a large range - many of the affected workers are part-time - including a $200 increase for some food service workers who only work two hours a day and a $2,500 increase for a head plant operator at the top of the pay scale.

The agreement still is subject to approval by the School Board and the union. Votes likely will be held in September.

[Last modified: Thursday, August 29, 2013 10:53am]


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