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Montgomery County Children's Services Workers Approve Tentative Deal

The Montgomery County Children Services workers union on strike Sept. 23, 2019.
Jerry Kenney
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WYSO
The Montgomery County Children Services workers union on strike Sept. 23, 2019.

Montgomery County Children's Services workers, who returned to their jobs on Tuesday, have voted to approve a tentative agreement to end a more-than-weeklong strike.

County commissioners are expected to vote on the agreement next Tuesday.

Under the agreement, employees would receive a 4.5 percent raise retroactive to April 1 of this year. Employees would also receive a $250 payout as part of the settlement deal. And all pay rates will be increased at the top level by 1 percent.

With the PGO stepping off the picket line the county plans to reinstate all previously approved leaves and benefits for employees, and both sides have agreed to a no-reprisal provision.

A statement from the Professionals Guild of Ohio union local President Jane Hay says workers are eager to get back to serving children and families in the community.

If county commissioners vote to uphold the agreement, the temporary contract will remain in effect until March 31, 2020, but both the county and the PGO would begin negotiations on a new contract at the beginning of the year.