Labor contracts still being negotiated

Labor contracts still being negotiated

Almost 6,000 state employees still have contracts being negotiated.

Tom Perry, the state’s labor relations manager, said Monday that about 10 contracts are still in negotiations. Those cover 5,961 employees, he said, many in criminal justice fields.

The state announced last week it had reached deals with its two largest unions, Service Employees International Union Local 503 and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 75. The contracts had very similar terms, and Perry said most of the smaller unions typically follow suit when negotiating their own contracts.

Read more at The Statesman Journal.