Michigan Association of Public Employees


“The City Manager resigned and we have an interim now and we believe he wanted everything done before he left. They’re looking for a manager right now,” said Ken Ozanich, Berkley Department of Public Works Local Union President. “We’re happy with the contract extension. We were on the low end for wages, compared to other cities in our area, and now we’re not. The raise is nice and we will not have to pay for healthcare (premiums) for the extension. I’ve been here 28 years and we’ve never had to pay for it.”

Wage Increases:
5% increase effective July 1, 2024.

  • The contract was extended one year with a pay increase as the City is in the process of hiring a new City Manager.

Health Insurance: The City shall opt out of PA 152. The Employer will continue to pay 100% of health insurance premiums.

Retirement: All benefits remain the same.

Bargaining Team: MAPE Labor Relations Specialist Jim Steffes with Local Union President Ken Ozanich.