COLA’s

Annual COLA Adjustments for Trades & Crafts and “Big Unit”


7/1/2017: Big Unit & Trades Unit: 3.0% COLA

9/1/2016: Big Unit & Trades Unit: 3.5% COLA

7/1/2015: Big Unit & Trades Unit: 2.5% COLA

7/1/2014: Big Unit & Trades Unit: 2.3% COLA

2013: Big Unit: .78% COLA +.4% deferred amount from 2010 = 1.18% total

(minus .48% employee pension contribution = .7% realized increase)

2012: No COLA

2011:  No COLA

2010Big Unit: Received 1.88% of 2009 deferment, with .4% deferred to avoid layoffs in

2010, 2011 and 2012

Trades: Received 2.28% of 2009 deferment

(minus 1.65% employee pension contribution not implemented in 2009 = .63% realized increase)

2009Big Unit: 2.28% COLA: deferred to avoid layoffs in (Big Unit) bargaining units

Trades: 2.28% COLA: deferred to avoid layoffs in (Trades) bargaining unit

2008:  Big Unit: 6.92% COLA

(minus 2.825% increase to pension = 4.095% realized increase)

Trades: 4.9% COLA + 1.0% inequity = 5.9% total

(minus 1.65% pension contribution = 4.25% realized increase)

2007Big Unit: 5.34% COLA + .76% inequity = 6.10% total

(minus 2.5% increase to    pension = 3.6% realized increase)

Trades: 5.59% COLA

(minus 2% pension contribution = 3.59% realized increase)

* Trades contract was not open but agreed to 5.3% employee pension contribution over 3 years (2% 2007; 1.65% 2008; 1.65% 2009. County did not implement 2009)

2006Big Unit: 3.79%

Trades: 3.5%

2005Big Unit: 5.0%

Trades: 4.57%

2004Big Unit: 3.55%

Trades: 3.18%

2003: Big Unit: 4.44%

Trades: 4.22%

2002: 4.78%

2001: 4.0%

2000: 3.0%

1999: 3.3%

1998: 2.2%

1997: 2.25%

1996: 2.5%

1995: 1.5%

1994: 2.2% (w/ MTO buy-out)

1993: 2%

1992: 0%

1991: 5%

1990: 4.2%

1989: 3.72%

1988: 2%

1987: 2%