Sheriff’s Employees Association workers get 2% annual raises in 3-year contract

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 28 March 2019 at 7:56 am

ALBION – The Orleans County Legislature approved a new three-year contract on Wednesday with 60 workers in the Orleans County Sheriff’s Employees Association.

They will be getting 2 percent annual raises from the years 2019 to 2021. The union represents correction officers, jail cooks, civil clerks and dispatchers.

The contract includes a new high deductible health plan and new employees need to contribute 20 percent of their health insurance costs. Veteran employees tend to pay 10 to 15 percent of the health insurance costs, depending on their length of service.

The contract also calls for shifts at dispatch to be re-bid.

The previous contract with the union from 2016 to 2018 also provided for 2 percent annual raises.

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