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Hoosick Falls Police Department Ratifies Successor Contract
The Village of Hoosick Falls and the Police Department represented by UPSEU have completed negotiations and ratified a successor contract. The Police Department has both full and part tiime members. These members will receive a percentage raise each year of the contract and in addition, the full time members will receive an extra hourly cash amount. The formula used to attain top pay was changed so the members get there sooner. A buyout for medical benefits was incorporated into the collective bargaining agreement as well. A probation period was added as a new way to earn vacation and sick leave. The contract was negotiated by UPSEU Labor Relations Representative Jack Rogers, with the assistance of Unit President Guido Gabriel and covers the period from June 1, 2013 through May 31, 2016.
Shodack Police Settle Contract
UPSEU recently settled the contract for the Town of Schodack Police Department. Members received raises in each year of the contract, as well as an extra holiday. There were no other changes in the colective bargaining agreement, which covers all uniform members, police officers, sergeants and dispatchers. Thanks for the assistance fo Negotiation Team members Jon Reikert and Jim Morgan, alokng with UPSEU Labor Relations Representative Jack Rogers.
Norwich Police and Emergency Dispatcher Units Sign Pact Extensions
The members of the two bargaining units, Norwich Police and the emergency Dispatchers have agreed to a one year extension of their current agreements with the City of Norwich. The agreements provided a wage increase with no other changes.
"I think it was a fair agreement and the members were very much in favor of it," stated Regional Director Ron Suraci.
Massena Police Department Finalizes Negotiations
The Massena Police Department recently finalized negotiations after our third mediation session. The contract is for four years with percentage raises each year, including a signing bonus for all members. Also included was a signing bonus for members at the top step and a change in the amount of years for members to reach top pay: they will now reach top pay in less years. The sergeant pay was also raised so there would be more separation between ranks and an investigator was added to the compliment of members. Included was a small dollar amount to be paid towards health insurance. This long process was accomplished with the team of PBA President Dion Durant, Jason Olsen and John Holmes, along with UPSEU Labor Relations Representative Jack Rogers.
Whitehall Police Sign Contract
The Whitehall Police Department part time unit recently ratified a three year contract with percentage raises each year as well as a raise in shift differential and clothing allowance. There were no other changes except we clarified language regarding seniority. This was done with the help of negotiation team member Jason Vandenburgh and UPSEU Labor Relations Representative Jack Rogers. UPSEU also represents the full time members, whose contract was also recently ratified.
City of Troy Officers Ratify Contract
The City of Troy Command Officers Association recently ratified a two year contract consisting of retroactive pay going back to year one of the new contract. Also included is a signing bonus and raise in clothing allowance. After a very long process which included mediation, a contract was agreed upon. The negotiation team consisting of the Unit President Bob Paul, Rick Sprague and Brian Owens along with UPSEU Labor Relations Representative Jack Rogers were satisfied with the results.