Ok I cannot seem to get a straight answer on this from my local union so please give me your input. I am currently in progression under the old 2 year progression system and will complete it in June of 09. My PT pay rate was already above all the progression increases except the final top rate so I have been red circled at that rate since taking the job. By the way I am inside/inside. Now my question is that under the new contract it does nto speciffy what the top rate is. It says 22.62 "plus the general wage increases" what I am confused about is does each general wage increase change the top rate itself or does that mena you have to be at the top rate already then you get the wage increase added on top?? So since we have already had one .35 raise in aug and we will have another in feb before I hit top rate, will I goto 22.62 and then start getting the increases after that or will I goto 23.32??