"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.
The Village of Rhinebeck Reaches New Agreement
Updated On: Feb 15, 2013
The Village of Rhinebeack and UPSEU have settled an agreement after one mediation session with a contract retroactive to June 1, 2012. The contract includes raises in each year of the agreement. Language clarifications regarding seniority for work schedules, which was a significant issue was resolved favorably for unit members. An additional holiday including a half day for Christmas Eve was also included in the agreement. Clothing allowance was improved and new language regarding subcontracting was included as well. The negotiating team of Anthony Gasparini, John Raimondo, Michael Wolff and Tom Wallbank greatly assisted Labor Relations Representative Jack Rogers, who headed the team.