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Police Department comp time cost more than $308,000 in 2012-13

Police Department comp time cost more than $308,000 in 2012-13

Answering nearly 80,000 calls for service annually has resulted in a lot of pay in lieu of compensatory time for Billings police officers — and a bit of a headache for their chief, Rich St. John.

May 19, 2014 9:45 pm Photos

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County approves new sheriff’s deputies contract

County approves new sheriff’s deputies contract

After nearly a year of, at times, difficult negotiations, Yellowstone County and the sheriff’s deputies union have a new, three-year contract.

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Yellowstone County deputies approve contract, including 5% pay increase

Yellowstone County deputies approve contract, including 5% pay increase

Yellowstone County sheriff’s deputies voted to approve a new contract Wednesday night, bringing them one step closer to a deal that would include a 5.13 percent wage increase for the current year.

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Deputies will see 5% raise under tentative contract deal

Deputies will see 5% raise under tentative contract deal

Negotiators have agreed on a three-year deal for Yellowstone County Sheriff's deputies that will include a 5.13 percent wage increase for the current year.

April 17, 2014 1:48 pm Photos

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Union files unfair-labor-practice charge in talks between County, sheriff’s deputies

Union files unfair-labor-practice charge in talks between County, sheriff’s deputies

Yellowstone County and the sheriff’s deputies union agreed Tuesday to resume negotiations with help from a professional mediator in an effort to reach a contract.

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Sheriff’s deputies reject latest contract offer

Sheriff’s deputies reject latest contract offer

Yellowstone County sheriff’s deputies have rejected the latest contract offer from the county, surprising county officials who thought they were close to an agreement after months of talks.

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Sheriff’s deputies, county edge closer on contract agreement

Sheriff’s deputies, county edge closer on contract agreement

Yellowstone County and the sheriff’s deputies union appeared to be making progress toward approving a new contact after months of negotiations that included mediation.

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County presses sheriff’s deputies union on agreement

With no major breakthrough in eight months of contract talks between Yellowstone County and the sheriff’s deputies union, the Yellowstone County Commission on Thursday sent a letter to the union outlining its plan for action.

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Fact finder hired in deputies' contract dispute

Yellowstone County officials have hired a second fact finder to assist in ongoing contract negotiations between the county and the sheriff's deputies' union after the first had to remove himself from the process.

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Sheriff’s deputies reject contract offer, authorize strike

Yellowstone County sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday rejected the county’s final contract offer and voted to authorize a strike.

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Yellowstone County to give sheriff's deputies final contract offer

Saying there has been no progress in contract talks with sheriff’s deputies, Yellowstone County commissioners decided on Tuesday to send the union a final offer.

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Yellowstone County reports no progress in contract talks with sheriff’s deputies

Yellowstone County officials said there has been no progress in contract talks with the sheriff’s deputies union despite having met seven times since June.

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Billings City Council meeting has long, varied agenda

The City Council will have to work through a long and varied agenda when it meets Monday night.

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Police, fire unions reach tentative contracts with Billings

Negotiators for the city of Billings and its police and fire departments have reached tentative agreements on new labor contracts.

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Montana reaches deal on pay increases for employees

Montana reaches deal on pay increases for employees

HELENA — Public employee unions and the Bullock administration reached agreement in a little more than an hour Wednesday to give most state employees a 3 percent pay raise in July, followed by a 5 percent increase in November 2014.

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Judge rejects public employee unions’ appeal over pay plan

HELENA — Public employee unions have failed in their attempt to have the 2011 Legislature found to be engaging in unfair labor practices by rejecting a pay raise plan they negotiated with the governor.

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Fire union leads off busy Billings contract season

Fire union leads off busy Billings contract season

Contract talks between the city of Billings and the union representing its firefighters opened Monday, kicking off what should be a busy season of negotiating.

April 15, 2013 6:00 pmLoading…
Bill for state pay plan amended, passes House committee

Bill for state pay plan amended, passes House committee

HELENA — A split House Appropriations Committee approved a state pay plan Saturday, but stripped out the 5 percent raises in base pay for state workers in each of the next two years that Gov. Steve Bullock and unions had sought.

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State employees lobby legislators for pay raises

State employees lobby legislators for pay raises

HELENA — More than 100 public employees spent their holiday Monday tracking down legislators to seek support for the proposed pay increase agreement reached by unions and former Gov. Brian Schweitzer last summer.

February 18, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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