HARTFORD —— The city council has approved a new labor deal between the city and the Municipal Lawyers Association — a small bargaining unit representing 11 city attorneys — that includes modest raises.
The deal runs retroactively from July 1, 2011, when the union's last contract expired, through June 30, 2015. Members will receive no pay increase for the first year, and a 1 percent pay raise every subsequent six months.
The deal does not include furlough days, but members have agreed to forgo step increases for the current fiscal year, city officials said.
In addition, the cost of co-payments for certain medical services will rise starting Jan. 1, 2013. In-patient hospital and urgent care co-payments will increase by $50 for union members, representing an annual savings of $1,712 to the city, a summary of the contract states. Medical and dental premiums also will increase for members, to 17 percent in January 2013, 18 percent in July 2013 and 19 percent in July 2014, creating a savings of $3,625 over the life of the contract, the summary says.
The city had reached a tentative agreement with the union on Nov. 2.
Reprinted with permission of the Hartford Courant.
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