Can your raise be delayed due to contract negotiations?

The executive director and my manger called me for a meeting on June 27th to discuss my new job description which has many more job duties and assured me that it came with a significant raise. The new job would start on July 1st. July came and went and I still have not received my raise although I am performing the assigned job duties. They say because they are in negotiation with the Union, the raise has to be negotiated! The Union says it will request a meeting (has not happened). What can I do?

Asked By: florence t - 10/27/2008
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Be patient. I worked in a government agency and when the contract was up, negotations went on forever. When the smoke cleared 6 months later, we got retroactive pay (but ouch! on taxes taken out) Celebrate anyway!
Answered By: OverRuled23 - 10/28/2008
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I'm sorry to say that you can do nothing more then you have already done. The company is under no legal obligation to pay you more then your union contract states. According to the NLRB (National Labor Relations Board) it can also withhold any and all raises until the new contract is in effect. But, that doesn't... More
Answered By: mbafromuiu - 10/27/2008
hi. just be patient. it really happens especially if the position has important duties. dont worry, just wait. if you wait, good things will come. patience is a virtue, you must not be eager. besides, it is still in negotiation as you said.just wait.hehe
Answered By: ahga - 10/27/2008
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