The Billings City Council approved its third and final contract with city workers Monday night, then voted to give non-union employees the same cost-of-living increase granted to union workers.

A two-year contract with the Teamsters Union was approved unanimously and is retroactive to July 1, the start of the fiscal year. The council had earlier ratified contracts with unions representing its police officers and firefighters.

All three unions will receive 2.9 percent COLA increases — in each year of the two-year contracts for Teamsters and police and in the first two years of the firefighters’ three-year contract. They will have a wage reopener in the third year of their contract.
Council OKs raises for Teamsters, non-union workers