State, unions headed to impasse hearings

8:06 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

State, unions headed to impasse hearings

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Private mediation before Civil Service Commission
State government officials and five unions representing more than 33,000 state workers are headed to impasse this month, after the two sides failed to reach agreement on the workers' next round of contracts. Wage increases and proposed changes to workers' health care plans appear to be at the heart of the dispute, but state officials and most union leaders aren't offering many details.