Union Reached Tenative Agreement With State

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The largest union representing state workers reached a tentative agreement with the state on pay concessions, a big step for the state's effort to save money.

David Fink, director of the Office of the State Employer, says the deal is expected to save the state about $60 million.

According to an email sent to members of UAW Local 6000 Wednesday, union leaders agreed to a plan that would require its members to work 40 hours, but get paid for 38.

Unpaid hours would go toward vacation time or go into a retirement account if there are leftover hours when a worker leaves a state job.

Union members still must vote on the agreement.

Union president Mary Ettinger says she felt the deal is the best the union could get for its members.

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