The contracts approved unanimously by the
Both units had been working without contracts for nearly five years.
The settlement of two of the town's four outstanding employee contracts is a milestone in Supervisor
Workers essentially receive 2 percent raises in each of five contract years between 2014 through 2018. No salary raises for 2012 and 2013 are in the new pact, but employees who worked the full calendar year of 2012 would be paid
Effective this past
"It took a long time to get here," said
The unions conceded to the health insurance concessions as a way to help get pay raises, Barbaro said.
Coleman said the health insurance concession was key. "That was significant for the unions. I think it's only right. I pay toward it," Coleman said, noting that her administration is looking to achieve that across the board with the other employee unions.
"Everybody feels they gave more than they received and when that happens with both sides, you've usually got a good contract," Coleman said. "It was give and take."
The white-collar unit includes the
The town still has unsettled contracts with its 11-member dispatchers' union and the police union covering 46 employees. The town and police union are at impasse and in the midst of setting up meetings with a mediator.
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