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Havre police vote to end labor dispute

Havre police officers have voted to accept a city offer to pay half of this year's 45 percent health insurance premium increase retroactive to August, ending a labor dispute that lasted for months.

About 55 percent of the 14 officers in the bargaining unit voted by mail-in ballot to accept the offer, said Dick Letang, director of field services for the Montana Public Employees Association, the union that represents the Havre officers.

"Basically the details are the same as the other employees are receiving, retroactive to the date when the increased health insurance premiums went into effec...


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