July 17, 2017
By WNYLaborToday.com Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell
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Rochester, NY – The Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA)-represented City of Rochester Library Workers – Local 828/Unit 7420, which represents 129 part time Employees serving the Central Library and 10 City Branch Libraries, unanimously ratified a new contract agreement on Thursday (July 13th), Union Officials announced.
The new deal – which expires on June 30th, 2021 – includes a Cost-Of-Living Adjustment (COLA) of 7.5% over four years. Other contractual benefits agreed to include one additional paid holiday, a slight increase in a transportation subsidy and extra time off for bereavement leave.
“This agreement is a ‘victory for decent wages and improved working conditions,’” said CSEA Spokesperson Ove Overmyer. “CSEA is ‘especially thankful for a terrific partnership with library management and City Hall.’ This is a ‘fair deal that helps Workers improve their lives so they can continue to deliver the high quality of library services our community has come to know, love and respect.’”
CSEA – New York State’s Leading Union – represents a variety of Workers employed by New York State and its counties, towns, villages, school districts, library systems, authorities and public corporations.
Together, with a growing population of Private Sector Members and Retirees, CSEA forms a Union that is 300,000 strong.
CSEA is also the largest affiliate (and Local 1000) of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) – which, in turn, is one of the largest affiliates of the National AFL-CIO.
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