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Lane County Workers' Strike Ends

Brian Bull

Lane County says a tentative agreement has been reached with its largest employee union, AFSCME, after nearly 8 months of negotiations and a 7 day strike.

More than 500 AFSCME members are expected to return to work today (Wed.) As part of the agreement, the county will make a one-time payment of $100,000 so the union can "defray employee costs."

The 3-year deal also includes a 2% cost of living adjustment each year for all members and up to $50 per month from AFSCME members for family health insurance coverage. Lane County Commissioners and AFSCME leaders will vote to ratify the contract in the coming weeks.

Born and raised in Eugene, Anni started at KLCC in 2000 as a reporter and co-host of Northwest Passage. After graduating from the University of Oregon, Anni moved to New York City. She worked in education for several years before returning to her true love, journalism. Anni co-founded and co-hosted Dailysonic, a narrative-based news podcast. She interned at WNYC's On The Media, then becoming WNYC's assistant producer of Morning Edition.
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