MASSENA -- The Town Council unanimously agreed to a four-year contract with the Teamsters Local 687 to cover the town Highway Department’s eight employees on Wednesday night.

Town Supervisor Joseph Gray said the deal is good news for both parties.

“The significant savings on the choice of (health) insurance plans will more than offset the salary increases,” he said.

The new coverage is a high-deductible health reimbursement account through the New York State Teamsters Council Health and Hospital Fund; Gray said it should cut back $2,500 per employee per year, a total of $80,000 over the course of the contract.
Massena, highway department union reach four-year deal | NorthCountryNow