COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - Union members of the Branch Intermediate organization employed by the Branch Intermediate School District have a new 4-year contract with the BISD. The agreement was approved Wednesday by the intermediate board at a special meeting after the union ratified the deal on Monday. It covers a total of 160 certified and non-certified employees. All of the workers will be paying higher health insurance premiums. T
he certified group, mostly teachers, will be allowed to advance to their next pay scale level in the first two years of the contract while those already at the top step for their position with get a 1% increase each year. The last two years of the agreement contain provisions for wage re-openers for all of the union members.
Non-certified workers will see a one percent pay hike for years one and two.