One city employee group gets a new contract
The Evansville City Council votes unanimously to approve the transit workers’ contract for 2010 through 2012. It provides union members with 2 percent pay increases in each of the next 2 years, and prevents their health insurance payments from rising in both years. Larry Shane is the union's business agent, and he told the council that workers have been operating under a years old agreement. Shane says any work towards a contract had been delayed by a disagreement over members receiving the same raises and benefits as other unionized city employees. It is not a part of the new contract. Police and firefighters still don't have a new contract.