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AFSCME CONTRACT: State Reaches Deal With Union
The state and it’s largest public workers union have reached a two year, $107-million deal that affects about 20,000 state employees. Under the agreement, state workers will not see across the board pay increases. But an arbitrator ruled, they will also not have to pay any part of their health insurance premiums. AFSCME calls that a victory. "That's important to these folks standing behind me and out there because again, for about the sixth time in the history of our bargaining we have given up wages to maintain health insurance that they currently enjoy." says AFSCME Council President Danny Homan, flanked by union members.