"Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration." Lincoln's First Annual Message to Congress, December 3, 1861.
New Multi-Year Pact for Sand Lake Highway
Posted On: Feb 15, 2013
The Town of Sand Lake and UPSEU have agreed to a multi-year contract. The contract includes a wage reopener for years 2014 through 2016 only. The members' longevity was increased at each level and the contract includes raises for promotions to various positions. Language regarding health insurance was changed so that all members' premiums are fully paid by the Town. Also included was an increase in the buyout for insurance and a clothing allowance increase. This was accomplished with the assistance of members Bill Rohl and Bruce Wicks, along with Labor Relations Representative Jack Rogers.