5:44pm

Wed January 25, 2012
Lexington/Richmond

City Corrections Workers Agree to New Contract

City leaders have reached an agreement with the union that represents the majority of corrections officers at the Fayette County jail. The old contract expired nearly a year and a half ago. Geoff Reed, Senior Advisor for Policy and Government Relations, said the government is pleased with the compromises in the deal.

"The start of the fiscal year is when we started negotiating and it's been a really healthy, good process. We've laid our differences out and the process has worked the way it should," Reed said.

The contract includes no raises in the first or second year, concessions in health benefits, and a reduction in the amount of paid time off employees can accrue in the first two years. The deal is expected to save the city $1.2 million dollars over the next four years.