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Building Trades employees get raise with agreement

July 25, 2023

A new collective bargaining agreement with the Wisconsin State Building Trades Negotiating Committee, which covers campus Building Trades employees, has been approved by the Joint Committee on Employee Relations, the state legislature and Gov. Tony Evers.

The agreement includes a 4.7 percent pay increase for trades members effective Jan. 1, 2023.

Employees who are in pay status on the date of implementation will receive a lump sum payment for the increase for all hours in pay status in the bargaining unit back to Jan. 1, 2023. In addition, employees who have retired or died after Jan. 1, 2023, will also be eligible for the wage adjustment and lump sum payment.

Covered employees on an unpaid leave of absence will also receive the wage adjustment and lump sum payment for hours in pay status back to January 1, 2023, upon return from leave.

Consistent with previous agreement implementations, employees who have resigned or been terminated will not receive the lump sum payment.