Local 808 Petition Gets Quick Response from Company on Minimum Pay
On January 30, 2023, the federal government made a cost of living adjustment to the federal minimum wage for contractors, bringing it from the original $15.00 set by Executive Order 14026 in January of 2022 to $16.20.
UE Local 808 represents hundreds of workers employed by the contractor ITC Federal at the USCIS service center here. “General Clerk I” — the lowest-paid job category — makes up about 40 percent of the bargaining unit, and the local had expected that raising GCI’s wages from the current rate of $15.91 to the new minimum would be non-controversial. The company, though, was resistant to acknowledging its obligation to make that adjustment, making specious arguments about contract renewal dates.