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January 11, 2013
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Arbitrator says no to extended longevity pay for school district employees

An independent arbitrator has decided that longevity pay is not a given for classified employees of the Douglas County School District.

On Dec. 20, San Francisco arbitrator William E. Riker ruled in favor of the district office that long-standing step and longevity salary increases are subject to negotiation and therefore do not automatically extend beyond the term of an employment contract.

"First and foremost is recognition by the parties that at the expiration of the term of a collective bargaining agreement, unless specifically exempted, all of the articles of a contract are on the table," Riker wrote in his decision. …

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The Record Courier Updated Jan 11, 2013 06:36PM Published Jan 11, 2013 06:34PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.