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Westchester loses case against correction officers

Westchester County may have to pay thousands of dollars in disputed back pay to corrections officers who were injured on the job. A state Supreme Court justice ruled Tuesday that injured officers should

News 12 Staff

Feb 12, 2009, 12:19 AM

Updated 5,609 days ago

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Westchester County may have to pay thousands of dollars in disputed back pay to corrections officers who were injured on the job.
A state Supreme Court justice ruled Tuesday that injured officers should not have had to use sick, vacation or personal time to pay their salaries while there was a disagreement over a medical disability.
According to the county, which plans to appeal, job-related injuries had spiked, leading to an agreement with the Westchester County Corrections Officers Union.
"What the court has done is to overturn a practice that was previously negotiated with the union in good faith," says a county spokesperson. "This practice has saved Westchester property taxpayers $8 million each year for the past six years. Obviously we are going to appeal the decision on behalf of our taxpayers."


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