With the ratification of the Madison Professional Police Officers Association (MPPOA) agreement
earlier this week, the Mayor has now successfully settled contracts with the City’s three unions,
including IAFF Local 311 and Teamsters Local 695.

“I am pleased that the City has been able to successfully negotiate collective bargaining agreements
with our three unions. I am grateful to the union leaders for their advocacy on behalf of their
members,” said Mayor Rhodes-Conway.

The 4-year police contract includes a 1.5% raise in 2022, 2% in 2023, 3% in 2024 and 2025, similar
to an agreement reached with the firefighters earlier in the year. As part of the MPPOA contract
negotiations, the Mayor proposed a one-time payment to help City employees deal with short-term
inflation costs that have hit pocketbooks hard this year.

This week, the Mayor also met with the City’s employee associations to brief them on the operating
budget. In that meeting, she presented a plan to provide the City’s general municipal employees
with a 3% pay increase in 2023. In addition, she shared a plan to provide associations increases
larger than those negotiated in the union contracts to help bring them into parity with the unions
over the next five years. The associations’ pay increases began to fall behind the unions under the
previous administration.

“City staff are the only reason we can provide the quality services our residents expect,” said the
Mayor. “They have worked hard during difficult budget times to do more with less, and it’s past
time to recognize their efforts and provide them with equitable compensation. The City must
remain competitive with other employers if we are going to attract and retain the highly skilled
staff we need.”

“It’s been a difficult few years and with continuing budget challenges, I’m grateful the City has
been able to achieve successful labor agreements,” said Council President Keith Furman. “A
sustainable effort towards wage equity for all staff is overdue and I’m glad we’re on a path to show
City staff how much they are appreciated.”

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