(ALBANY, N.Y.) -- New York State has reached a contract agreement with the union representing the state's correction officers.
On Monday, both sides announced that the state and the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association (NYSCOPBA) have reached a contract agreement regarding outstanding wage and contractual issues dating back to 2009. The new contract still has to be ratified by the NYSCOPBA's membership.
Details of the agreement include:
- Zero-percent wage increases for the three years 2011-2013, and two-percent increases in 2014 and 2015.
- A $1,000 retention bonus paid out $775 in 2013 and $225 in 2014.
- Health insurance premium share increase by six percent for both individual and families, making the share 16 percent for individuals and 31 percent for dependent premiums.
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