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April 1, 2023

Hollister contracts call for pay raises over three years

Hollister council members Monday night will consider a contract giving employees a 4 percent raise this fiscal year along with gradually increasingly larger raises over the next two years.

The city’s newest contracts with employee groups call for an across-the-board 4 percent pay hike this fiscal year retroactive to July 1, a 5 percent increase in 2019-20 and a 6 percent pay hike in 2020-21, according to the contracts up for approval tonight.

The council will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Hollister City Hall, 375 Fifth St.

The employee contracts are with the general Service Employees International Union unit, confidential staff, mid-management staff, and the firefighters union. The data does not include an overall cost analysis for the city over those years.

While pay will increase across the board, the employees will pay a certain percentage of their pay toward retirement packages. Those retirement packages largely depend on when employees started working for the city. Employees under the miscellaneous 2.5 percent at 55 classification will pay 8 percent of their compensation as part of the employees’ contribution toward retirement. Employees in the 2 percent at 60 range will pay 7 percent.

Aside from salary adjustments, the contracts cover a wide range of workplace environment protocol as well.

For details on the employee contracts, go here.