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First Contract for Springfield Crossing Guards

January 15, 2013

[caption id="attachment_2954" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Springfield crossing guards, who formed a union last year, just ratified their first-contract."][/caption]

Congratulations to the Springfield crossing guards for ratifying their first-ever contract. The agreement came after months of difficult bargaining. The two-year contract includes raises of 1% the first year and 2% the second year, which will bring all of the crossing guards up to the same salary. Now members say that they plan to create safety and grievance committees to address problems they face on the job. Safety is major issue for crossing guards. Since a crossing guard was struck and killed in Everett last year, guards from across the state have been advocating for improved safety measures. Congratulations to the Springfield crossing guards for winning their first contract.