By Rene Ray De La Cruz
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Posted Apr. 21, 2016 at 10:55 AM
Updated Apr 21, 2016 at 4:53 PM

HESPERIA — The City Council approved a resolution that paves the way to unfreeze wages for union and nonunion city employees.

The Council-approved resolution, discussed in closed session as a consent item during Tuesday’s meeting, was not discussed during the meeting, Hesperia spokeswoman Rachel Molina told the Daily Press.

The resolution recognizes changes to the Memorandum of Understanding agreed to by the city of Hesperia and the Teamsters Union, with the salary step schedule to be unfrozen.

“We moved forward on this decision as a team and we felt that it was time that our employees had given a lot as they poured themselves into the city,” Mayor Pro Tem Paul Russ said. “We’re seeing a lot of growth in the city and we felt that our employees should share in the prosperity.”

Eligible union employees will advance one step (5 percent) based on merit on their anniversary date, effective July 1. This comes after wages were frozen in July 2010.

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