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Clarkstown Approves Four-Year CSEA Contract

Town Board unanimously okays agreement with two percent annual increases

 

The Clarkstown Town Board approved a new four-year agreement with the . The contract covers the town’s approximately 350 employees.  The current agreement, which includes two percent annual increases, ends December 31.

Town Supervisor Alex Gromack said the funds for the new contract are included in the 2012 budget.

“We had accounted for that in the 2012 budget,” he said. “The agreement will not change the budget. The monies were already there.”

He said the provisions of the new contract are basically the same as for the current agreement.  Since 2007, new employees of the town have been required to pay 10 percent of the cost of health benefits and that is included in the new pact.  

Mary Maloney, president of the CSEA unit for Clarkstown, said the membership favored the agreement.

“It was an overwhelming response,” she said. “Everybody was in favor of it. Both sides agreed the two percent was fair.”

Lance Dugby December 31, 2011 at 03:04 PM
Yes, thank you Clarkstown Taxpayers.
quincy December 31, 2011 at 07:33 PM
very true, Brenda. I only found Sabatini's website at the last minute and told everyone I knew to vote for him. But it is frustrating to see his name on all the other party lines. Does anyone know if Sabatini is going to continue pursuing change? Mike, thanks for your feedback, I will sign up on your website
Mike Hirsch December 31, 2011 at 10:03 PM
Ralph, the Republican candidate, was a little miffed that Vinnie Reda, the Republican County Chair, and Frank Sparaco, who controls the Independence Party with Ed Lettre, both actively worked against him. I think the two of them probably cost Ralph about 500 votes combined. Sabatini joined our steering committee about a month ago. We're very happy to have him on our team. It will take a long time and alot more work to change the status quo in our town and county. The first step needs to be getting rid of Vinnie Reda, the Republican County Chair, who trades votes for jobs and influence.
Mike Hirsch December 31, 2011 at 10:07 PM
Thank you, Lance. We are holding a General Membership meeting this February 14th at 7pm at the New City Library. The title will be "What's going on with our schools?" The speakers will be John LaNave, the head of finance, who will talk about the budget, and board members Joe Malgieri and Kevin Grogan, who will talk about the duties and responsibilities of the board.
Lance Dugby January 01, 2012 at 04:15 AM
Maybe we can chip in and buy Vinnie a Pee Coat and he will retire?

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