Annapolis has reached four-year contracts with the four unions that represent city employees, reaching the end of a protracted negotiation process.
The Annapolis City Council on Monday approved the contracts, which will cost the city about $7.5 million over the next four years. The cost of the union agreements this year — $1,173,905 — is covered in budget appropriations for fiscal 2019.
Under former mayor Joshua Cohen, the city negotiated a four-year agreement with the city’s four bargaining units. The city under former mayor Michael Pantelides negotiated a one-year contract, which expired last month.
Four units represent city employees: The UFCW Local 400 represents the Annapolis Police Department, the IAFF Local 1926 represents the Annapolis Fire Department, the AFSCME Local 3406 represents labor and trade employees and AFSCME Local 3162 represents clerical and technical employees.