CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Members of the labor union representing most of New Hampshire's state workers will find out soon whether union officials recommend ratifying a contract agreement reached with the governor's office last month.
The Collective Bargaining Senate of the State Employees' Association is meeting Monday night in Concord to decide whether to recommend that members approve the contract, which contains no cost of living raises, but would give workers a greater say on health care issues.
It was one of three tentative agreements Gov. John Lynch announced last month. Together with the New Hampshire Troopers Association and the New England Police Benevolent Association, the three contracts would save the state nearly $50 million and avert the need to lay off potentially 500 workers in September.
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