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Summer 2013

Arlington employees ratify contract

by County and City Employee Writer on August 25, 2013

Some 55 City of Arlington employees have ratified their first-time contract, which covers 2012 and 2013.

The contract took some time to negotiate. After first negotiations began early last year, further bargaining was delayed by the budget crunch, which led to several months of bargaining over furloughs and later over layoffs rather than working conditions.

In addition to a small cost-of-living allowance increase, the contract calls for longevity increases of up to 4 percent a year.

The contract covers all employees except Police and Fire.