Photo credit: Photo by Christian Wade | Unionized Rockland County workers protest outside State Sen. David Carlucci's offices in Nanuet, following an announcement by County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef that he will be laying off 150 employees to help bridge a protected $80 million budget hole this fiscal year. (May 17, 2012)
After two years of contentious negotiations, Rockland County has reached a tentative agreement with unionized workers on a three-year contract, according to county and union officials.
Under the terms of the proposed contract -- which would be retroactive from Jan. 1, 2011, and would extend to Dec. 31, 2013 -- union officials have agreed to a 15 percent health insurance contribution rate for...
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