NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The city Parking Authority has approved a deal with a union that cements pay increases dating back to 2016 and a change in how certain employees are paid for overtime.
The Board of Commissioners passed the resolution that confirmed the collective bargaining agreement with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 102—which represents fewer than 20 custodial and maintenance employees—last week, during a June 27 meeting.
Affected staffers will get 2.5 percent pay raises in each year covered by the four-year contract, said Mitchell Karon, the parking authority’s executive director. The deal is retroactive from Jan. 1, 2016 through the end of 2019, according to the resolution.
The authority considers the pact to be “fair and equitable” and in the best interest of the agency and New Brunswick residents, according to the resolution.
Another notable change in the contract centers on how those employees are compensated for overtime, Karon said.
In the past, they earned time and a half each day in which they worked more than eight hours, Karon said. Now, he added, the workers will receive overtime pay only when they work more than 40 hours in a week.