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By Mark Russillo, Field Representative - Wednesday, January 8, 2014


SIU Edwardsville Patrol settled a three year contract with a 9.4% increase on wages over the term.  In addition, there was an additional twenty year longevity increment, qualifying language for patrol rifles, an additonal permanent holiday, an increase in funeral leave as per Civil Service requirements and summary language changes to update the contract.  Field Representative Mark Russillo was assised by the following Bargaining Committee Members:  David Baybordi, Robert Carpenter, Todd Schmidt, Aaron Watson and Rick Weissenborn.