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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 29, 2005

CONTACT: Steve Tompkins
Emily Shortt
(617) 961-6682


SUFFOLK COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT AND OFFICER UNIONS REACH CONTRACT AGREEMENT


Boston — The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 419 and the Jail Officers and Employees Association of Suffolk County (JOEASC) both ratified contracts Friday, September 23 with the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department. The ratifications ended a long period of talks between the two unions and the Sheriff’s Department labor negotiators.

Key changes included a pay increase of 9% over four years and the addition of employee performance evaluations. The evaluations will not be used for disciplinary actions, but will be considered during the promotional process.

The Sheriff’s Department is pleased with the outcome of negotiations. Said Mike Harris, Superintendent of Human Resources for the Department, “Any time the Sheriff’s Department and the Bargaining Units can agree, we have accomplished something. With the ratification of the union contracts, we continue to build a constructive labor/management relationship.”


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