Local 1082 members (New Brunswick, NJ) overwhelmingly voted 77-0 to ratify a 4-year contract at the Middlesex County the Board of Social Services. The agreement covers nearly 300 social services workers at the division that administers welfare benefits for county residents.
The new agreement saw significant improvement on wages, while maintaining benefits for workers. The improvement in wages includes increasing base pay for current workers and raising the starting salary for new hires. The agreement also secures step increments- annual increases in base pay given to workers on the anniversary of their hire date. Over 4 years, workers will see an 8% increase in wages retroactive to the expiration if the contract. Healthcare contribution levels were also maintained.
Congratulations to the bargaining committee and Local 1082 members!