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 NewsMOre than 200 Vernon residents have petitioned for a revote on the decision to eliminate the... Full StoryRUTLAND TOWN — If you polled the folks attending Friday’s opening day of the Vermont Outdoor Show... Full Story
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