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One Union Deal Reached

By Jeffrey B. Cohen

June 16, 2009

The city has reached a tentative agreement with its 47 professional and technical unionized workers, but is still in talks with at least for other unions, a union spokesman said today.

"We have a tentative agreement for a three-year contract," said Matt O'Connor, spokesman for the City of Hartford Professional Employees Association, or CHPEA. His union -- CSEA SEIU Local 2001 -- will now get copies of the terms out to its members for their review.

Talks with at least four other unions - including police - are ongoing, O'Connor said.

Sarah Barr, spokeswoman for Mayor Eddie A. Perez, declined to comment because "these are sensitive negotiations."

The city's budget for last year includes a $3.2 million cut in salaries in benefits from the mayor's proposed budget. The city is negotiating with its various unions to find those savings in concessions in hopes of avoiding layoffs.

Reprinted with permission of the CityLine blog of the Hartford Courant. To view other stories on this topic, search the CityLine at http://blogs.courant.com/cityline/ and the Hartford Courant Archives at http://www.courant.com/archives.
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