Town of Ulster Supervisor Nick Woerner approved a tentative contract with Laborers Local 17 that would provide wage increases averaging 3.6 percent annually for most town employees over the next three years.
The tentative contract includes retroactive pay increases of 50 cents per hour for 2005 and 75 cents per hour for 2006. It calls for wage increases of 3 percent in 2007, 3.5 percent in 2008, and 4 percent in 2009.
Supervisor Nick Woerner said it was important to have the contract completed so that employees can focus on their jobs instead of negotiations.
Also added to the contract is a provision that allows employees with five years of service to be paid for five days if they have accrued more than 30 sick days and paid for 10 days if they have accrued more than 60 sick days. There would also be an increase sick leave pay from 120 days to 160 days at retirement.
I am please that this is taken care of, it just shows that Nick is a supervisor that cares about the town workers and it also shows Mr.Woerner is a man of great integrity said Blaber pointing out that settling this contract was something Nick promised while running for the towns top position. He is living up to his word and for that I applaud him.