Next merit contract includes two pay increases

Both parties have ratified the next collective bargaining agreement (2019-21) between the State of Iowa and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Council 61, which represents the university's approximately 1,300 merit employees. The contract takes effect July 1 and covers two fiscal years.

On both July 1, 2019, and July 1, 2020, ISU merit employees will receive a 2.1% pay increase.

Salary increase parameters for faculty and professional and scientific staff will be announced later this spring as campus leaders firm up the university budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.