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Published on Friday, November 22, 2013

Contract talks scheduled Monday between Will County and striking government workers

Will County’s union government employees went out on strike last Monday, after 15 months of bargaining failed to produce a contract for about 1,000 members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 1028.

The two top issues are cost-of-living raises and health insurance costs. The county is offering 4.5 percent COLA raises phased in over three years on top of 2.5 percent “step” increases employees get as they move up the pay scale each year.

In exchange for the raises, the county wants the way employees pay for health insurance to change. Instead of paying a flat 1 percent to 2 percent of their salary, which is the current system, workers would pay up to 10 percent of premium costs, doubling insurance payments for many.

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