- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 25, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Members of Oklahoma City’s largest employees’ union have accepted a 1 percent pay hike offered by the city.

The Oklahoman reports (https://bit.ly/1Sjt9jj ) that employees represented by Local 2406 of the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees voted in favor of the one-year deal. The city council is expected to ratify the contract Dec. 8.

The city’s previous offer had included a one-time payment but no raises.

Union leaders had said take-home pay for many of its members would fall with the city’s offer. They said it was insufficient to cover anticipated 5-percent and 10-percent hikes in two health plans next year.

Employees have enrolled in their health insurance plans and know what their increases will be in 2016.

Local 2406 represents about 1,400 of the city’s 4,800 employees.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, https://www.newsok.com

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