After two days of bargaining, the City of Grand Forks and CUPE Local 4728 reached agreement on a four and a half year deal. Management and the Union worked together to find new terms that saw a unanimous ratification by the Union and by Council. Both sides walked away feeling happy with the results that included a two percent per year wage increase and changes to allow more flexibility in employee scheduling.
“I’m pleased that everything worked out so well, and I’m very happy with the results for the corporation and CUPE members.”
- Mayor Frank Konrad
“CUPE Local 4728 is satisfied with the results of 2017 bargaining round. We look forward to four years of partnership with the City of Grand Forks and maintaining a safe working environment for all of our members.”
- Sukie Lawrence, President, CUPE Local 4728