State, labor union reach collective bargaining agreement

first_imgv\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}.shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} State of Vermont letterhead-template-TT2.dot State of Vermont 3 1 2007-03-09T15:29:00Z 2008-02-07T16:31:00Z 2008-02-07T17:29:00Z 1 325 1858 BGS 15 4 2179 10.2625 Print MicrosoftInternetExplorer4st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:”Times New Roman”;} State, labor union reachcollective bargaining agreement The Agreement was subject to ratification by theVSEA, and was voted on by members of the VSEAs Non-Management, Supervisory,State Police and Corrections bargaining units. Secretary Smith commented:  I am pleased that we were able to reach asettlement with the Vermont State Employees Association.  We face challenging economic times.  It was important to the Administration thatthe contract be fair to our State employees and to taxpayers.  Under the Agreement, the average Stateemployee will receive increases that more closely match the rate of inflationthan under previous contracts.  While Iremain concerned with the rate of growth in the States personnel costs, thiscontract represents a step in the right direction.  The Administration will continue to worktoward Governor Douglass goal of making the cost of government affordable andsustainable.         Secretaryof Administration Michael K. Smith on February 7, 2008, announced that there is an agreementbetween the State of Vermontand the Vermont State Employees Association (VSEA) on a new collective bargaining contract coveringapproximately 8,000 employees in Vermont State Government.  The Agreement has the following keyprovisions: The Agreement followed negotiations, mediation, anda fact finding report.  The State and theVSEA agreed to a contract that accepts therecommendations of the fact finder, Ira Lobel. ·       A two-yearcontract (covering July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2010).·       1.8%across-the-board salary increases in each year of the contract for all coveredState Employees (total of 3.6% over the two years).  These increases are in addition to stepincreases provided on a scheduled basis.·       Changes inprescription drug plan to increase the maximum amount paid by employeesannually.  Increase in the number of paiddays of leave for employees required to perform military duties from 11 peryear to 15.  Montpelier, VT – Secretary of Administration Michael K. Smith Announces CollectiveBargaining Agreement between the State of Vermont and Vermont State EmployeesAssociation – 30 –last_img read more

Bengals

first_imgAs you know, the Bengals lost a first-round playoff game again this year.  This makes three in a row and 0-5 for Marvin Lewis.  Everyone has their theory on what is wrong.  Of course, I have one, too.  I think the Bengals become too cautious in play calling during playoff games.  You have the best wide out in football and you don’t throw to him.  Also, they are too predictable on what plays they run in certain situations.  It has been reported that opposing teams call out Bengal plays before they even line up.  What does this mean?  The Bengals are so predictable in certain situations that the defense does not even have to guess what is coming.  If they throw on first down and do not complete it, they will run on the second down.  If this isn’t bad enough, the Bengals never seem ready to play in games that mean a lot on their schedule.  Take, for example, the sleep-walking first half against Pittsburgh and the underwhelming effort at the beginning of the San Diego game.  Unfortunately, this is repeated year after year in these important games.  That is when you have to take a look at the makeup of your coaching staff.  I don’t advocate constantly firing coaches, but this has now been going on too many years in a row.  Mike Brown does not like change, so he does not push and Marvin Lewis doesn’t seem to be a rah! rah! guy.  Some times you just might have to bend a few ears or burn a few britches to light a fire under your team.  I like Marvin’s demeanor on the field, but I wonder if he and his staff do enough in the locker room before a game and during half time.  Something is obviously not working!last_img read more

Maradona autographs jersey to help Buenos Aires poor

first_img Loading… “We’re going to get through it,” Maradona wrote on the jersey, a replica of the one he wore when he led his country to victory in the 1986 World Cup. The jersey was first offered at auction, but is being raffled to those who have given donations in an initiative that has collected hygiene products, masks and around 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of food for charity. Promoted ContentIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Top 9 Scariest Haunted Castles In Europe7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year6 Best 90’s Action Movies From Your ChildhoodWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe Read Also: Ronaldo, Mayweather own supercars but not richest collection in sport“Diego can’t even imagine what he has done for us, it’s priceless. I’ll be grateful to him until the day I die,” said local resident Marta Gutierrez.In addition to the pandemic, Argentina is facing a serious economic crisis and is in laborious negotiations on debt restructuring with creditors.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Diego Maradona has lent a hand in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in his hometown by autographing an Argentina national team jersey for a raffle. The sale raised money for an underprivileged area on the outskirts of Buenos Aires affected by quarantine rules.last_img read more

AC examine Ibrahimovic’s injury, say no threat to career

first_imgRelatedPosts Ibrahimovic to stay at Milan for another season – Reports PSG confirm Mbappe has ankle sprain Pioli pens new AC Milan two-year deal AC Milan have confirmed striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic suffered a calf injury on Monday and will be examined again in 10 days.There were reports that the 38-year-old had ruptured his Achilles tendon, an injury which could have brought an end to his long career in the game with his Milan contract set to expire in the summer after he signed a short-term deal in January. However, medical tests on Tuesday revealed good news, with the injury affecting his calf and no damage to the Achilles.A Milan statement read: “Zlatan Ibrahimovic suffered an injury to the soleus muscle of his right calf.“The Achilles tendon is perfectly intact. An examination will be carried out in 10 days.”Ibrahimovic has managed four goals since re-joining the Italians following the end of his contract with LA Galaxy.His future at the San Siro was already up in the air with Bologna manager Sinisa Mihajlovic claiming he would leave the club at the end of his deal. Mihajlovic suggested the forward could join him at Bologna or return to his native Sweden.Ibrahimovic returned home to train with with Hammarby, the Stockholm-based club in which he bought a nearly 25 per cent stake last year, to keep up his fitness while Italy was under lockdown.He was forced to spend time in self-isolation upon his return to the country and has given little away about his future.Tags: AC MilanInjuryZlatan Ibrahimoviclast_img read more