Cost of Living. (COLA) All seniority employees who have completed their appropriate wage progression schedule shall be covered by the provisions of a cost-of-living allowance, as set forth in this Agreement. Employees who have not completed their appropriate wage pro- gression on the effective date of a COLA increase, shall receive the adjustment on a prospective basis on the date they complete their wage progression schedules. The amount of the cost-of-living allowance shall be determined as provided below on the basis of the "Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers, CPI-W (Revised Series using 1982-1984 Expenditure Patterns), All Items (1982-84 = 100), published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor" and referred to herein as the "Index". Effective August 1, 2019 2024 and every August 1, thereafter during the life of the Agreement, a cost-of-living allowance will be calculated on the basis of the difference between the Index for May 202419 (published June 202419) and every May thereafter, and the base Index for May 202318 (published June 202318) and every May thereafter, as follows: For every two tenths (0.2) point increase in the Index, over and above the base (prior year's) Index plus three percent (3.00%) there will be a one (1) cent increase in the hourly wage rates payable on August 1, 202419 and every August 1 thereafter. These increases shall only be payable if they equal five cents ($.05) in a year. All cost-of-living allowances paid under this Agreement will become and remain a fixed part of the base wage rate for all job classifications. A decline in the Index shall not result in the reduc- tion of classification base wage rates. Mileage paid employees will receive cost-of-living allowances on the basis of .25 xxxxx per mile for each one (1) cent increase in hourly wages, subject to the threshold set forth above. In the event the appropriate Index figure is not issued before the effective date of the cost-of-living adjustment, the cost-of-living adjustment that is required will be made at the beginning of the first (1st) pay period after the receipt of the Index. In the event that the Index shall be revised or discontinued and in the event the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, does not issue information which would enable the Employer and the Union to know what the Index would have been had it not been revised or discontinued, then the Employer and the Union will meet, negotiate, and agree upon...
Cost of Living. There will be a cost-of-living allowance calculated on hours worked as follows: An Increase of one (1) cent per hour worked for each rise of .062 points in the Consumer Price Index or a decrease of one (1) cent per hour worked for each drop of .062 points in the Consumer Price Index. When CPI changes would result in a decrease in the total COLA payable, it is agreed and understood that the total COLA payable will be maintained at the level in effect prior to the decrease in CPI in exchange for future offsets. These offsets will take the form of postponing any new COLA generated until such time that the CPI used for any an adjustment date exceeds the CPI that generated the last positive COLA payment. The cost-of-living allowance will be established in accordance with changes in the official Consumer Price Index published by Statistics Canada (2002=100) and hereinafter referred to as the Consumer Price Index which was 112.1 as of June 2007 (May 2007). In no event will a decrease in the Consumer Price Index reduce the contract rates listed in the attached wage schedule outlined in Article 14. The amount of any cost-of-living allowance in effect at any time shall be included in computing overtime pay, jury duty pay and funeral time pay. Index is to be reviewed each quarter commencing January 2014. Revision in cost-of-living allowance will take effect the first of the pay period commencing after Index publication. The continuance of the cost-of-living allowance shall be contingent upon the availability of the official monthly Statistics Canada Consumer Price Index in its present form and calculated on the same basis as the Index published January 25, 2014, unless otherwise agreed upon by the parties. In the event the form or basis of the Index is changed, the parties agree to request said Statistics Canada to continue to furnish, for the term of this agreement, the Index in its present form and calculated on the same basis as the Index published January 25, 2014. Fold in all existing COLA adjustments into wages up to and including adjustment #12 (October 2017).
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Cost of Living. Adjustments (Years 1-4: 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018 and 2018-2019) For purposes of this Article, “CPI” means the Portland-Salem Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for the previous 12-month period as published in or near August of the preceding year by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Cost of Living. Employees covered by this Agreement shall receive Cost of Living Adjustments to the extent such adjustments become effective under and in accordance with all of the terms, conditions and limitations stated in this Section 6.4. Seniority employees will be eligible to receive COLA increases as defined below. This payment will be based on months of active service and prorated accordingly. COLA calculations will be cumulative from each six (6) month period to six (6) month period.
Cost of Living. Adjustments of three percent (3%) on the original base retirement pay shall be made annually for the first five (5) years following an employee's retirement. The initial cost of living adjustment shall be payable in the next retirement payment after the completion of one (1) full year of retirement. Cost of living adjustments are not included in computing the retirement allowance financed by the Employer.
Cost of Living. A. There will be two full percentage cost-of-living adjustments payable on the start of the pay period that includes November 1, 2011, and November 1, 2012.