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Councilors approve raises for non-union city employees


May 1, 2019

The Sweet Home City Council last week approved raises for several positions not represented by unions.

The increases, effective July 1, apply across a five-step salary schedule. The middle step, Step C, is set at 95 percent of the average comparable salaries among other cities, including those with similar populations and nearby cities.

“Some of the raises are near 10 percent but only because those positions were knowingly underpaid because of the lagging economy,” said City Manager Ray Towry.

“Those positions that did not change or changed very little are more recent hires, whose...

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