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I have to agree that a 23% raise is a bit ambitious. In the last 3 years we (METRO) have had just under 5% in total raises. Although $92 is pretty steep for ones insurance. Between TriMet and BART a common thing is rising costs of the insurance itself (which i dont doubt since the health "care" industry turns a pretty substantial profit). I do think the BART employees need to lower their asking raise amount a bit, theres no one getting that kind of raise in this economy, something like 3% per year is a good fair meeting ground. This actually makes BARTs union look greedy, and its not setting a good example for the rest of us.We were only guaranteed a 1.4% increase per year in the last contract, no raise the first year, it was based on COLA only. We contribute 4.9% of our pay to our PERS plan.
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