WHITE PLAINS – Members of the Westchester County CSEA, the largest union representing county employees, approved a new contract some seven years after the last agreement expired.
“After such a long period of negotiations with the previous county administration, we are fortunate to have been able to reach an agreement with the current county executive that allows us to move forward and look toward the future,” said Regional President Billy Riccaldo.
“After seven years of stalemate, we have a contract that the majority of CSEA workers have ratified,” said County Executive George Latimer. “This is one more example of our new administration resolving the open issues we inherited on January 1. I look forward to continuing to work together with all the men and women who work in the county government to move Westchester County forward.”
CSEA Unit 9200 President Karen Pecora said she understands that “there were differences of opinions amongst our members during this process, but all voices were heard, all the votes were counted, and we are ready to move forward with this contract.”
The county Board of Legislators must now give final approval to the pact.
The previous contract expired at the end of 2011.