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Unions consider Schenectady contract deal

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Schenectady’s unions are considering an unprecedented mid-term contract change as Mayor Brian U. Stratton warns of massive layoffs. The city has asked every union to approve a health insurance consolidation that could save the city money while not costing employees more. The goal is to get down to a sole provider, with which the city could negotiate a better rate with its increased buying power. But the city can’t do that unless every union agrees ...

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June 21, 2010
12:14 p.m.

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Concessions from the Police union? I wouldn’t count on it. Hamilton isn’t smart enough to see the benefit.

June 21, 2010
5:44 p.m.
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June 22, 2010
11:20 a.m.

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They better work on their Fire and Police pension plans also. There are no companies that could survive pensions based on base pay plus overtime. The residents of Schenectady can not stand further tax increases. They are mostly fixed income people that our city government has asked to decide whether to eat, heat their homes or get kicked off their proporty because they cannot pay their taxes. Health benefits are the tip of the iceburg.