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Watertown’s CSEA workers to get raises under contract deal

Watertown City Hall
Watertown City Hall(WWNY)
Updated: Apr. 1, 2021 at 1:00 PM EDT
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WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - Approximately 150 members of the Civil Service Employees Association will be getting a raise under a deal reached with the city of Watertown.

City council is expected to approve a 1-year contract Monday night.

Under the preliminary agreement, members of Local CSEA Unit 7151 would see a 2.25 percent wage increase. The last contract gave them a .75 percent salary hike.

All other terms of the contract remain unchanged.

City Manager Ken Mix said the union usually works under a 2-year contract, but this year both parties decided to negotiate a 1-year deal due to the financial uncertainty caused by the pandemic.

Historically, the CSEA has received wage increases that are lower than the other unions which have contracts with the city.

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