Health insurance is a stumbling block in contract talks


Two hours and three lengthy caucuses after the meeting began, both sides could only agree to one thing: to disagree.

Tuesday night, the Havre City Council's labor negotiations committee met with the Havre police union in an attempt to sign a two-year contract. It was unsuccessful.

The union's contract expired on June 30. Regardless of when the new contract is signed, its terms will be retroactive to July 1 and run until June 30, 2004.

"We're not going to settle tonight. We're not going to accept the proposal and we're not going to reject it," union representative Dick Letang said. "I think...

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