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Police union announces bargaining agreement


AFSCME Local 1533G, Goldendale Commissioned Officers have agreed to a three-year collective bargaining agreement. The successor agreement includes a 2 percent COLA salary adjustment for each year 2015, 2016, and 2017. It also includes a vacation buyback program that gives the employees the opportunity to sell back some of their accrued vacation leave. This helps the city with the amount of reserves it has to carry for the accrued vacation with cash on hand.

AFSCME Union Staff Representative Eddie Allan states, “Our officers understand the financial situation that the city has been in, and the city understands that the officers need to be up to comparables with other law enforcement agen...

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