West Islip School District Members Approve New Pact
Updated On: Apr 11, 2018
With 80% of unit members voting to approve the terms of a new contract, UPSEU’s custodial, grounds & maintenance, food service and transportation members now have a new agreement.
Annual increases plus increment, a new longevity step, added holidays for food service workers, improved premium pay for transportation, added stipends, increased shift differential and a retirement incentive were amongst other gains included in the pact.
Like many past negotiations with the district, we went through the mediation process and concluded with fact finding. Ultimately the fact finder’s recommendation served as the template for an agreement to be achieved.
President Boyle noted the fantastic efforts of the negotiating team who worked diligently throughout the process to bring the agreement to closure, stating; “The negotiating team led by Unit Chief Steward James Moran, which included Jamie Troiano, Frank Mariani, Veronica Tardugno, Debra Tammone, Cathy Weingarten and Barbara Lirosi did an outstanding job” stated Boyle.