Vt., trooper union reach contract
The state of Vermont and the union that represents state police troopers have reached a labor deal that does not include an across-the-board increase in existing salaries.
The new agreement does not call for a pay increase for troopers.
But a change to the pay system implemented apart from the contract increased salaries for unionized troopers. That is expected to cost the state about $2 million a year in additional payroll costs.
The agreement still must be ratified by the troopers. The current contract expires June 30.
Gov. Peter Shumlin and troopers’ union President Michael O’Neil said the deal reflects a balance between compensating troopers fairly and addressing budget constraints in a fiscally responsible manner.MORE IN Vermont NewsVermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell plans to join the U.S. Full StoryAs Rutland prepares to welcome Syrian refugees to its community, some are continuing to voice... Full Story
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