Westchester County has come to an agreement with the Corrections Superior Officers Association on a contract that would require employee contributions to health care premiums. It’s the third contract settled during the tenure of County Executive Rob Astorino and the third requiring health contributions.
The union represents about 120 sergeants, captains and assistant wardens who work at the jail at the Grasslands Reservation in Valhalla.
The Teamsters, representing county attorneys, and correction officers settled earlier this year. Five other unions have expired contracts.
The SOA contract will run from 2009 to 2015 and includes raises of 3 percent for 2009 and 2010 and 2.5 percent for each year from 2011 to 2015. The increases are delayed in 2012 and 2013 to save the county money. There are also increases in night shift differential and longevity pay. New hires will get lower salaries.
Union members will pay 12.5 percent of health insurance premiums, about $2,600 for a family or $986 for an individual. That will increase in steps to 15 percent in 2015. New hires will pay 20 percent.
The contract was ratified by the union on Monday and now goes to the Board of Legislators.