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3:53 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

State Employee Unions Agree On Tentative New Contract

Unions representing nearly all state workers have tentatively agreed to a new contract.

The unions representing every state worker except correctional officers and state police have agreed to a contract that increases wages by six percent over four years and increases health care deductibles and co-pays.

State employees have gone nearly three years without a raise.

President of Council 94, Mike Downey, calls this a fair contract and hopes union members agree. “Hopefully they’ll pass the tentative agreement like we did, and hopefully we can have stability in the workplace over the next few years with a contract,” said Downey. “It’s important for everyone to have a contract.”

The unions will now take the contract to their members to vote on it. Downey said the votes should be tallied by May 2nd.

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