County, Union Sign Contract Limiting Raises


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Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. (left) and CWA Local 1081 President David Weiner (right) signed a new three-year labor agreement for 2008 to 2010 on Friday, October 1st. The contract provides employees 1.5% salary increases in 2008 and 2009 and no increase in 2010. In addition, employees will pay a higher prescription drug co-payment. There are 26 unions representing Essex County employees and CWA Local 1081 is the first union to reach a settlement since all the contracts expired on December 31, 2007. Looking on is Freeholder Vice President and Assemblyman Ralph Caputo. (Photo by Glen Frieson)

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected]


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