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Greene County Legislature reaches agreement with jail union

May 25, 2023 12:43 pm

Nancy Kern reports for Columbia-Greene Media that the Greene County Legislature has approved a new contract for the Greene County Corrections Unit, Council 82. The four-year contract gives workers cost-of-living increases of 4 percent, 3 percent, 3 percent and 2.5 percent through 2025. Plus employees’ health care premium shares increase from 10 percent to 12.5 percent, with work hours and shift hours remaining the same. Currently, the Greene County Jail spends $2,156,418 on salaries for 32 corrections officers. The county recently had to spend $100,000 transferring female inmates elsewhere and closing the women’s pod at the jail because of a shortage of corrections officers. Read more about this story at HudsonValley360.com.