Congratulations to all Rank and File members of Hunterdon County for ratifying a new contract by a margin of 151 to 11. There were 7 provisional ballots.
After two difficult years of bargaining, including mediation and fact finding, members voted today to approve a contract covering 2012 through 2015.
I want to personally commend the entire membership for reaching this point and approving a new contract. We have confronted some of the most difficult times over the last 4 years that anyone can remember, but I have immense respect and gratitude for the strength of the membership to push for the best contract possible. We went through mediation and fact finding to reach a solid agreement.
Congratulations again for reaching this point. Thank you to the bargaining team for their efforts and for all of you who have asked to step up and become more active.