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TO:

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DATE:

RE:

All Members of the Roadrunners Association


John Pusloskie, President CWA Local 1170
Patrick Herman, President RoadRunners Association
November 7, 2016
Tentative Agreement on new Collective Bargaining Agreement


After five meetings the Union and the Town have reached a tentative agreement on a new four-year
contract expiring December 31, 2020. Following is a summary of the Terms and conditions that the
Union and the Town agreed to. A meeting is being called for Thursday, November 10th beginning at
3:30pm to take place at the Town Hall meeting room. At this time the changes will be reviewed along
with an opportunity to ask questions, then by secret ballot the members will vote. The Unions
bargaining committee consisting of Pat Herman, Mike Catalano, Sam Correard, and Roland Osterwinter
recommend ratification of the contract.

Duration of Contract Four years
Article 5.2 Permanent Transfers between Job Classifications:
Change trial period for a minimum of 30 days to 12 weeks.
Wages Increases
Section 6.2 - Wage Increase:
Effective January 1st of each year covered by the contract, employees in step 1 through 7 and employees
on step 8 and above will have their wages and salary rates increased by:

2017: 3.00% over the December 31, 2016 rate

2018: 3.00% over the December 31, 2017 rate

2019: 3.00% over the December 31, 2018 rate

2020: 3.00% over the December 31, 2019 rate

Employees in step will still get their 1.5% step increase on April 1st or September 1st of each year.
Article VII - Health and Welfare
Section 7.1 - Finger Lakes Municipal Health Insurance Trust Plans Medical:
1. All full time employees are eligible to participate in the Finger Lakes Municipal Health insurance
Trust Core, Mid, or High Deductible ($3,000/$6000) health care plans.
For employees whose full time employment with the Town of Henrietta was effective prior to June 1,
2003:
a. Effective January 1, 2017, the Town will pay 92% of the cost of single, two-person, or family
coverage.
b. Effective January 1, 2018, the Town will pay 91% of the cost of single, two-person, or family
coverage.
c. Effective January 1, 2019, the Town will pay 90% of the cost of single, two-person, or family
coverage.
d. Effective January 1, 2020, the Town will pay 90% of the cost of single, two-person, or family
coverage.
Overall monthly contributions will be increasing from 7.5% currently to 10% over the 4 years:

2017

8%

2018

9%

2019

10%

2020

10%

2.
Employees full time employment with the Town was effective June 1, 2003 or later will pay 15%
of the cost of the monthly premium during the their term of employment.
Overall, no changes for the duration of the contract to their current percentage contribution.
3. New Hires: All employees hired after January 1, 2017 are only eligible to participate in the
Finger Lakes Municipal Health Insurance High Deductible (3,000/6000) health plan and will pay
the following:
a. 2017 - 15% monthly toward their health insurance
b. 2018 - 16% monthly toward their health insurance
c. 2019 - 17% monthly toward their health insurance
d. 2020 - 20% monthly toward their health insurance

Section 7.4 Retiree Health Insurance (up to Medicare Eligibility):


Add High Deductible ($3,000/$6000) to retiree plan option paid at 80%.
Yearly cap increasing January 1, 2017 by $500.00 to $6,500.00 per year.
Section 7.5 - Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) & Flex Spending Plan:
Plan Type
Single

$500

Two-Person

$650

Family

$700

To Summarize, the Town has agreed to increase the fixed HRA contribution by $150 for each type of
plan.
For those employees who have an HRA with a balance, but are moving to the HDHP, the Town will
establish a limited purpose Health Reimbursement Account (LPHRA) and transfer any remaining balance
in the employees HRA to the LPHRA.
Section 7.6 - Health Savings Account:
Effective January 1, 2017, and thereafter annually, the Town will contribute the following amounts to
the employees HSA account:

Single plan

Two person/family

$3,000
$6,000

Article X - Sick Time:


7.
For new hire, no charges against sick leave may be taken until the employee has completed 165
calendar days of service.
10.
In the event that an employee calls in sick and has no sick time, the ability to use other time
banks must be approved by the employees supervisor.
Article XI - Personal Leave:
For new hires, no charges against personal leave may be taken until the employee has completed 100
calendar days of service.
Change clarifying that it applies to new hires and changes from 100 days to 100 calendar days.

Article XII- Bereavement:


The Town agreed to increase paid leave from 4 to 5 days for husband, wife, significant other residing in
the same household, son, daughter, adopted child, mother, father, brother and sister.
Article XVIII - Hours of Work Overtime:
Union willing to agree on 40-hour work week for employees assigned to the recreation department
based on reaching mutual agreement as to work hours.
Article XXII Discrimination:
Language Updated:
The Town of Henrietta prohibits discrimination in employment, program activities, procurement and
contracting on basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation,
marital status, creed, veteran status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or retaliation with respect
to hiring, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment.
Article XXXII - WORK SHOES - HIGHER GRADE WORK - SAFETY MEASURES
Section 32.1 Work Shoes:
Increase work boot allowance from $100 to $150 per year.
Article XXXV Duration - Scope of Agreement - Future Negotiations:
Update language to reflect dates of 4 year agreement.
Miscellaneous:
For those employees assigned to the Parks Department, the Town shall pay for the cost of a pesticides
license.