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First Contract in North Stonington


After voting last year to join Council 4 for a stronger voice at work, members of AFSCME Local 1303-463, Town of North Stonington, have their first collective bargaining agreement in place.

Bargaining Unit President Donald Hill and First Selectman Nicholas Mullane jointly signed the new contract Jan. 21. The three-year agreement includes general wage increases totaling 6%.

“It’s a good start and a fair agreement both sides,” said Hill, an assistant highway foreman. “We’ve gone from being at-will employees to having the protection of a union.”

Added Vice President Mark Tate, [need job title], “Unions level the playing field. We’re looking forward to having Council 4 represent us.”

Photo: Seated, l-r, North Stonington First Selectman Nicholas Mullane, AFSCME Local 1303-463 President Donald Hill and Vice President Mark Tate. Standing, l-r, Council 4 Staff Representative Anne Peckham; Service Representative Scott Soares and Local 1303-463 members Sandy Steinhart, Cecile McGrath and Juliet Leeming.

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