Nassau County Executive-Elect Laura Curran seeks copies of union pacts

Newsday

Nassau County Executive-Elect Laura Curran has asked the county’s five municipal unions to give transition team copies of their labor agreements with the county, which expire at year’s end.

Curran requested the documents in letters on Dec. 1 to the Civil Service Employees Association, Police Benevolent Association, Superior Officers Association, Detectives Association and Correction Officers Benevolent Association.

Curran, a Democrat who takes office Jan. 1, said in the letter that she wanted to “set the stage for a productive relationship that serves the interests of both Nassau County residents and your members.”

Curran asked the unions for “complete” copies of their existing collective bargaining agreements with the county by no later than Jan. 2, including all side letters, amendments, memorandum of understanding or other contract modifications.

CSEA President Jerry Laricchiuta called the directive “unusual,” noting that Curran has yet to appoint a labor director who would negotiate with the unions. But Laricchiuta said his office would comply with the document request.

 

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