On December 1, 2015, a quorum of over 100 MEA members voted to ratify a negotiated settlement agreement for a new three-year contract that will go into effect July 1, 2016. On Tuesday, December 1, the Madison Board of Education also voted to approve this negotiated settlement. The contract reflects a 3.25 percent increase in the total salary budget in the contract’s first year with step movement and a new step inserted between our current steps 14 and 15. In the second year of the agreement, there is a total wage increase of 3.25 percent with no step movement. In the third year of the agreement, there is a total wage increase of 3.25 percent with step movement. For members on the top step of the salary schedule, there will be wage increases of 2.14 percent in year 1, 3.25 percent in year 2, and 1.5 percent in year 3. At the time of this settlement, the average salary settlements in the State of Connecticut were 3.28% in 2016-17, 3.3% in 2017-18, and 3.21% in 2018-19.
For details on this contract, including changes to insurance benefits, please see your building rep.