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Respect for Norwich Local 1303-190
Members of AFSCME Local 1303-190 voted Sept. 10 to ratify a new three-year collective bargaining agreement that includes raises totaling 9% as well as improved personal leave language and progressive discipline language. Also under the terms of the agreement, several bargaining unit members will receive an additional $2.36 an hour to equalize pay rates.
“We’re very pleased with this contract. It acknowledges the work we’ve done for the schools,” said former Local 1303-190 Co-President Sue Benoit.
Norwich school secretaries have foregone wage increases and accepted furlough days in recent years to help the school system get through some challenging times.
“It’s a good feeling to get a settlement that’s nothing but positive,” said former Co-President Debby D’Alessandro.
Front row, l-r: Danette Thornton, Diane Harrington Deb LaChance. Back row, l-r: Laurie Webster, Sue Benoit, Debby D’Alessandro, Denise Amburn.
Council 4 Staff Representative Laurie Webster served as the union’s spokesman in contract negotiations. “Council 4 and Laurie did a great job for us,” added new President Danette Thornton.
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