MILWAUKEE, Wis. — The Local 494 chapter of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers announced the workers of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin represented by the union has negotiated and ratified their first union contract with the DPW senior leadership.
“This contract is an exciting next step forward for our team and the Democratic Party of Wisconsin,” said DPW Deputy Data Director Will Hoffman. “Through this contract, our bargaining unit has secured important provisions that will benefit and empower DPW staff for years to come, create more staff permanency and continue to strengthen our partnership with senior leadership. We are following in the finest traditions of the Democratic Party, the party that supports working people and their right to organize a union in their workplace.”
According to IBEW Local 494 Business Manager Dean Warsh, the contract includes "wage increases, relocation assistance and a new policy to allow for the rollover of vacation days each year."
The group didn't give specific details on the contract, but said it's meant to create a fair, safe and productive workspace within the Democratic Party.
The IBEW Local 494 represents electrical professionals in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington, Ozaukee, Fond Du Lac and Sheboygan counties, according to its website.