Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin announced today that the County has signed a Tentative Settlement Agreement with the Communications Officers in the 911 Call Center represented by CSEA.  This agreement marks the completion of agreement with all four bargaining units in the County Workforce.

County Executive McLaughlin stated that “I am pleased that we came to settlement with our valued employees of the 911 Call Center and CSEA, these dedicated public servants are on the front line of assisting our residents in their most difficult situations.  This agreement gives them a well deserved raise while at the same time protecting the County’s financial stability and being prudent with taxpayer’s monies.”

McLaughlin further commented that “With the signing of this tentative settlement agreement, I am pleased to report that all four bargaining units that are represented in Rensselaer County are settled.  During my campaign for County Executive, I assured the County Workforce that help was on the way and we accomplished this goal in a speedy and expedited manner.”   McLaughlin elaborated that “I want to thank all our unionized employees and negotiating teams for matching our effort and proving that together we can make a difference.  Also special thanks to our lead negotiator Karlee Bolanos and our Human Resources Department for their diligent and fine work in getting all the County’s contracts settled.”

The agreement between the parties runs through December 31, 2022.  The agreement still needs to be ratified by the membership of the Union and then subsequent passage by the Rensselaer County Legislature.