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Civil Service Employees Association Seeks New Contract

Civil Service Employees Association members in the Town of Union say they want a new contract.
Civil Service Employees Association members in the Town of Union say they want a new contract.

The last agreement between the union and the town ended in 2011.

A union representative spoke at the Town of Union board meeting this week.

One of the main sticking points between the municipality and union has been a flexible work week, which could mean shifting some workers schedules.

Daniel Kaczynski says that would put an unreasonable strain on employees who work multiple jobs to support their families and need set schedules.

"Right now, most of our guys get out at 2:30 or earlier for a lot of the refuse guys, so they can have secondary employment to support their families. Without being able to have that, they can't support their families. So, they're seeking outside employment also," said Kaczynski.

Town of Union Supervisor Rose Sotak told us that there is no bigger supporter of town employees than the municipality.

She says ultimately the town is responsible to the taxpayers and has been seeking some flexibility within schedules, such as when it comes to paving or office operations, to best serve residents.

She says the workers would still be able to get overtime, even if schedules change.
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