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Stark Library Board Approves Raises for Union Staff

CANTON – The Stark County District Library board has approved a three-year contract that will give 104 of its union employees raises.

Stephanie Cargill, the district library's director of communications, said the raises, which will cost about $500,000 for the first year, will average 17% for the first year, 3.5% the second year and 3% the third year.

She said the hikes are meant to get salary levels for certain positions in line with average salaries offered by other Northeast Ohio library districts, according to a 2021 library compensation survey.

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