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UPSEU is committed to being the preeminent organization representing public sector employees by providing professional, on-site representation, superior negotiations, and adherence to democratic principles which maintain the integrity of the union for the benefit of our members and their families.
A new long term agreement will provide Commack Secretarial Unit members with annual wage increases, steps, improved longevity and other gains. The vote was 65 to 0 in favor of the agreement.
While long and difficult, negotiations resulted in a fair proposal for both the District and unit members. UPSEU Labor Relations Representative Amanda Barker headed up the negotiating team. She commended the knowledge and dedication of Negotiating Committee Chair Susan Brandel, Unit President Gloria Fernandez and team members Diana Lerch, Fran Wienstein, Margaret Alexandrovich, and Patricia Quigg. Under the fearless and daily leadership of Ms. Fernandez, and the tireless commitment of Ms. Brandel and the rest of the negotiating team, we congratulate them for their outstanding work on behalf of their co-workers.
Commack Secretarial Negotiating Team
Seated l to r: Patricia Quigg, Margaret Alexandrovich, Fran Wienstein
Standing: Diana Lerch, Unit President Gloria Fernandez and Negotiations Chair Susan Brandel
New York $9.70 upstate
$10 rest of state
effective 1/17 New Jersey $8.44 effective 1/17 Connecticut $10.10 effective 1/17 Massachusetts $11.00 effective 1/17
The optional standard mileage rates for business use of a vehicle will drop slightly in 2017, the second consecutive annual decline. For business use of a car, van, pickup truck or panel truck, the rate for 2017 will be 53.5 cents per mile, down from 54 cents per mile in 2016. Taxpayers can use the optional standard mileage rates to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile.
Driving for medical or moving purposes may be deducted at 17 cents per mile, which is 2 cents lower than for 2016.
The rate for service to a charitable organization is unchanged, at 14 cents per mile.
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