After meeting with the Montgomery County Executive's Office, county unions have developed revised contracts that will be re-submitted to the County Council (MONTCO SENDS COUNTY WORKERS BACK TO TABLE4/26). UFCW Local 1994's re-negotiated agreement keeps all of the negotiated language in place, but moves the retroactive increments to late June 2017, reducing the cost in this fiscal year "to a negligible amount," reports Local 1994. The Fire Fighters and police unions also renegotiated their agreements. County Executive Ike Leggett reiterated his support for the initial agreements in their entirety -- noting that during the recession years, when the county was strapped for revenue, economic stability was achieved “on the backs of labor” with a promise that workers would be made whole when times improved -- but many council members are still opposing this revised agreement. "We are disappointed that the Council chose to unanimously reject our CBA in the first go round," said UFCW Local 1994 President Gino Renne. "It's our hope that they will stop their clear overreach and accept the revised agreement." The Council is expected to take up the revised agreements on Monday, May 16 at 9:30am. photo: UFCW 1994 members at last month's County Council committee meeting; photo courtesy UFCW 1994 Facebook page
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