Tompkins County
New York

Resolution
2017-171

Ratification of Bargaining Agreement Between Corrections Officers Local 2062 and the County of Tompkins

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Department:Human Resources DepartmentSponsors:
Category:Personnel (Positions, Salaries, Benefits)

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Resolution/Document Body

              WHEREAS, the collective bargaining agreement between Tompkins County and the Tompkins County Corrections Officers Unit Local 2062, expired on December 31, 2014, and

 

WHEREAS, negotiations for a successor agreement have been ongoing, and

 

              WHEREAS, on August 20, 2017, the Corrections Officers Unit Local 2062 held a vote and ratified an agreement covering the years 2015, 2016 and 2017, which encompass the following changes: 2.25% for each of the three years covered retroactive to January 1, 2015, for employees as specified below, and a one-time lump sum shall be added to the base-line salary in the year 2017 for those at Step 6 and above, as well as other minor language changes as discussed by the negotiating teams, now therefore be it

 

RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Budget, Capital, and Personnel Committee, That the rate of pay for each Corrections bargaining unit member will be increased by 2.25% for each year 2015, 2016, and 2017, and that the 2017 base-line salary is raised as follows (non- accumulative):

 

+$500 for Step 7 (New step 6) 5-8 yrs

+$750 for Step 8 (New step 7) 8-10 yrs

+$750 for Step 9 (New step 8) 10-15 yrs

+$1,000 for Step 10 (New step 9) 15-20 yrs

+$1,000 for Step 11 (New step 10) 20+ yrs

+$1,000 for Sergeants for Steps 1 and 2

 

Retroactivity only applies to employees on payroll at the time of ratification by both the Union and the Legislature and applies to any former employee who has retired directly with a pension from the NYS Retirement System.

 

              RESOLVED, further, That the bargaining agreement between Tompkins County and the Tompkins County Corrections Officers Unit Local 2062, for the period of January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2017, is hereby ratified and the Director of Finance is hereby authorized to make such appropriations from the Contingent Fund to the Sheriff’s salary and fringe benefits lines as are necessary in order to implement this agreement.

SEQR DESIGNATION:  TYPE II-20

 

 

Meeting History

Sep 5, 2017 4:45 PM  Budget, Capital and Personnel Committee Special Meeting

Ms. Guererri provided an overview of the negotiation process that began a year ago and ended in impasse. She said following the hiring a mediator there were some creative ideas presented with regard to the salary and they were able to finalize the agreement with the Union. She said gaps in salary expectations were able to be bridged with established parameters.

Mr. Mareane noted something secured in this contract was part-time Corrections Officer salaries. He said the salaries are higher in the final year because they were able to document measurable savings that go along with the part-time positions and the savings was split between the Corrections Officers and the taxpayers. Mr. Guererri also noted that new hires would be brought in on the Platinum health insurance plan.

Mr. Mareane recalled comments made by Corrections Officers to the Public Safety Committee about the County having a low starting salary that could not compete with other counties and said the agreement raises those salaries.

RESULT:RECOMMENDED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:James Dennis, Chair
SECONDER:Daniel Klein, Member
AYES:James Dennis, Michael Sigler, Glenn Morey, Daniel Klein
EXCUSED:Leslyn McBean-Clairborne
Sep 5, 2017 5:30 PM Media Tompkins County Legislature Regular Meeting
RESULT:ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:James Dennis, Member
SECONDER:David McKenna, Member
AYES:Will Burbank, Carol Chock, James Dennis, Rich John, Anna Kelles, Dooley Kiefer, Daniel Klein, Michael Lane, Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Martha Robertson, David McKenna, Glenn Morey, Michael Sigler, Peter Stein