Negotiators for Maine’s largest state union say they’ve agreed to a brand new, two-yr contract that may each improve wages and get rid of obligatory union charges for staff in jobs represented by unions.
The deal has lengthy been a aim of Republican Gov. Paul LePage, who has beforehand made repeated efforts to vary the state regulation that permits unions, together with these within the personal sector, to gather charges from non-members. The Portland Press Herald reviews (http://bit.ly/2w6DBJK ) the Maine State Staff Affiliation contract will exit for a ratification vote on Aug. 30.
The deal will even will increase wages by 6 %, a rise over a beforehand provided 1-% pay increase.