BATAVIA — Members of the native Deputy Sheriff’s Affiliation bargaining unit and the county might have a four-year settlement with annual raises of two to 2.5 p.c by means of 2023 if the county Legislature approves the deal at its subsequent assembly.
The county Methods and Means Committee Wednesday really useful approval of the settlement, which might be retroactive to Jan. 1, 2020. There are about 45 native members of the union. Union members have already ratified the settlement.
County Supervisor Matt Landers mentioned the wage will increase for 2020 and 2021 have been every 2 p.c. The rise for subsequent yr could be 2.25 p.c and for 2023, 2.5 p.c, he mentioned. The settlement would finish Dec. 31, 2023.
“I’m glad to lastly have a contract in place,” Landers mentioned. “I want we may have gotten it executed sooner, however COVID brought on a few of the delays. I look ahead to the following contract beginning a lot sooner and having it accomplished earlier than expiration.”
Landers mentioned he was happy with the way in which negotiations with the union went.
“They have been honest, we have been honest. It was a really cordial course of,” he mentioned.
The county’s retroactive price of paying wages and the associated fee for the remainder of 2021 is $137,847. Relating to different particulars of the proposed settlement, Landers mentioned, “The union has agreed to pay a better proportion of their medical protection.”