Two more unions have reached deals with Rockland County today after the largest union, the Rockland Civil Service Employees Association, approved a contract yesterday, Journal News/Lohud.com government reporter Laura Incalcaterra reports.
County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef’s office confirmed that the administration negotiated contract proposals with the Rockland Association of Managers, which has 216 members, and the Rockland Doctors’ Council, which has 46 members. Union members will vote on the proposals and, if they are approved, the county Legislature would have to ratify them.
The two contracts have the same provisions as those in the CSEA contract, including deferred paychecks, salary freezes, health-care contributions and a ban on layoffs for budgetary reasons, Vanderhoef spokeswoman Susan Cerra told The Journal News/Lohud.com. The contract would cover the period Jan. 1, 2011 to Dec. 31, 2013.
The financially troubled county has seven other unions that haven’t reached contract deals.
The CSEA deal ratified yesterday would save the county $4.1 million this year, according to Vanderhoef. The union has more than 1,700 members.
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