Gloversville approves union contract

Covers transit workers; fire department still negotiating

GLOVERSVILLE — The Common Council has accepted the new union contract with the Teamsters Local 294, which represents the city’s transit department.

The council accepted the contract that will run until Dec. 31, 2019. It is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2014.

The previous contract for the Teamsters Local 294 expired on Dec. 31, 2013. The new agreed-upon contract was dated Dec. 1, 2016.

The contract includes information on holidays, vacations hours, sick leave details and health insurance information.

The contract also includes 1 to 2 percent pay increases depending on the year for both full- and part-time drivers, mechanics and transportation clerks.

Mayor Dayton King said he was pleased to see the contract approved.

“I think it was fair. There was a little bit of raises for employees. I think it was a good contract,” King said. “I’m just happy with the result.”

The council approved the police benevolent association’s contract in January.

That contract is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2014 and will run until Dec. 31, 2018.

The contract for the fire department is still outstanding. That contract expired in 2013.

King said the city Common Council and the fire department are currently holding talks on the contract, but declined to say more.

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