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Outgoing Westchester Legislators OK Contracts for 5 Unions

December 30, 2017

By Steve Wishnia and Neal Tepel

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—The Westchester County Board of Legislators unanimously approved new contracts with five labor unions representing county workers Dec. 21. Democrats in the legislature had originally wanted to delay the vote until next month, when newly elected George Latimer will replace outgoing Republican County Executive Rob Astorino, but Board of Legislators chair Mike Kaplowitz told The Journal News/lohud that Latimer had okayed approving the contracts. The agreements, which include retroactive pay increases, cover county police and higher-ranking police officers, correction officers and their supervisors, and the Teamsters. The Department of Public Safety Police Benevolent Association will get 2.5% annual raises retroactive to 2015 and 2.75% in 2019, while the Teamsters will get 2.5% raises in 2018 and 2019, and 3% in 2020. Three county workers’ unions are still working under expired contracts: the Civil Service Employees Association, the largest, since 2011, and the New York State Nurses Association and the District Attorneys Investigators Unit, since 2016. Read more

December 30, 2017

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