The Faribault County Board of Commissioners approved four union contracts during their regular board meeting on Tuesday.
All four of the bargaining unit contracts expired on December 31st, 2021. Negotiations between the unions and the Central Services Director and the Personnel Committee began in September of last year and tentative agreements were reached with each unit in February and March.
All of the contracts were for three years and include a 5% pay increase for this year and a 3% increase for the next two years.
Commissioners John Roper and Bruce Anderson voted in favor of the contracts, while Tom Loveall and Bill Groskreutz voted against. Chairman Greg Young broke the tie and voted to approve the contracts.
Commissioners Loveall and Groskreutz cast their no votes because the new contracts state that the County will absorb and all heath insurance premium increases through 2024.