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City traded worker pay raises for lower insurance costs

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The 4-percent wage increases for 2009 that city workers got under a new three-year contract were a trade-off for concessions on health insurance coverage, according to City Administrator Devin Willi.


The city will save approximately $70,000 when public works and clerical employees begin paying a portion of the premiums for their coverage in 2010, Willi said.

The contract calls for workers to pay $35 per month for a single plan and $75 per month for a family plan in 2010.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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