County reaches agreement with DPW Supervisory Unit Rouis schedules 4:30 PM Emergency Meeting to ratify the agreement   

(Monticello) – Legislature Chairman Jonathan F. Rouis announced that County Manager David P Fanslau has reached a Tentative Agreement with the Division of Public Works Supervisory Unit Teamsters Local 445, International Brotherhood of Teamsters.  Mr. Rouis has scheduled an emergency meeting of the County Legislature for 4:30 PM this afternoon to ratify the agreement.

“I am pleased that the County was able to reach an agreement that will avoid a layoff, and reduce the cost to the County by having the Division of Public Works Supervisory Unit Teamsters Local 445, International Brotherhood of Teamsters (TSUP) members contribute more toward their health insurance premiums, accept a reduction in the percentage of salary increases for 2011 and 2012, among other issues, in exchange for avoiding a further reduction in their workforce,” said Rouis.  “This is the type of creativity that will produce a better result for the taxpayers and the employees,” added Rouis.

The TSUP Unit represents supervisory employees in the County Division of Public Works.  The TSUP members came together for the greater common good to avoid a layoff of one of their fellow workers.

“The TSUP membership is to be congratulated for coming together, and agreeing to conditions that will save a co-worker’s position, while sacrificing at the same time,” said Fanslau.  “This agreement with the TSUP benefits both the County in terms of cost avoidance, and the TSUP members in terms of employment certainty through 2012,” concluded Fanslau.

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For more information, please contact Jonathan Rouis, 845-807-0435 or David Fanslau at 845-807-0450

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