By: Jesse Buchanan | Posted: Thursday, August 5, 2010
No big surprise here. According to the story online at MyRecordJournal.com the state labor board determined that Wallingford committed a prohibited practice when it voted down a contract with the custodial workers union in September 2009.
The story written by Jesse Buchanan goes on to indicate that the “decision was made in late July by the Connecticut State Board of Labor Relations, which ordered that the town put into effect the agreement of last year.”
The end result of this was that the three-year contract was effectively reinstated and it awards a one percent wage increase for the first year and a 1.95 percent wage increase for the subsequent two.
That wage increase cost is on top of the costs that the town needed to spend, in both time and money, to defend itself in arbitration. Those additional monetary costs were in the neighborhood of $12,000.00.
Again, this is in addition of the costs of people time spent doing work related to the arbitration effort.