By Tristan 

Tentative pay raise negotiated for state employees


HELENA (AP) — Gov. Brian Schweitzer's administration and labor unions have negotiated a 10 percent pay raise for state workers over the next two years, but there's a catch: The deal must be approved by legislators who won't meet until the lame-duck Democratic governor has left office.

Three public employee unions announced the deal Monday at the state Capitol. It calls for base pay raises of 5 percent and a 10 percent increase in the state's share of employees' health insurance premiums in each of the next two years, Lee Newspapers of Montana reported.

The deal would affect between 15,0...

For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.


Reader Comments(0)


Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2023