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Deal may be good

February 18, 2014

Last week we learned city of Gloversville officials may be nearing a new labor agreement with the city’s police union, which has been without a new contract since 2010....

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taxtired

Feb-19-14 1:50 PM

Do what Detroit did and solve the problem .

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TiredOfTax

Feb-19-14 12:32 PM

The problem with a delay on a contract is that when the raises are cemented in a contract, every single penny that should have been paid to those workers gets paid instantly. Not a very attractive solution to any employer or even a reason to avoid contract negotiations. Would you say that Unions demanding a raise when there is no money left to pay is negotiating in good faith?

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Pards13

Feb-19-14 11:37 AM

You probably are right, but the a lot of others don't either.

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usedtolivethere

Feb-19-14 11:11 AM

Pards, you probably don't deserve steps

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Pards13

Feb-18-14 3:57 PM

What's a step, I don't get any stinkin' steps.

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adkkev

Feb-18-14 3:49 PM

When there's no contract, and a person has moved through all the steps in the old contract, they don't get any raises until a new contract is negotiated/ratified & includes raises.

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BillLair

Feb-18-14 1:59 PM

The Taylor Law also requires the parties engage in "good faith" bargaining. I doubt an arbitrator and the Public Employee Relations Board (PERB) would consider the City putting off settling a contract for the purpose of avoiding pay increases until after a contract has been expired for several years as bargaining in good faith.

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mrshubbs

Feb-18-14 12:40 PM

Makes sense since gloversville has also already expired.

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tommylarry

Feb-18-14 11:38 AM

Deal may be good in the LH eyes but a better deal for the overly stressed tax payer of Gloversville would be to continue going on without a new contract. The police still get a raise every year and the burden on the taxpayer is not increased even further as it will be with a retroactive pay raise. No disrespect to the police but we have had enough of being one of the highest taxed municipalities in NYS.

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