UE Local 222, an amalgamated local which represents public-sector workers in various workplaces across the state of Connecticut, settled several new contracts this past fall.

In the town of Canton, which is just north-west of Hartford in the middle of the state, dispatchers represented by Sublocal 34 will receive wage increases of 2.8, 3 and 2.8 percent over the three years of their new contract. The sublocal was able to hold insurance premium payments to 20 percent in the first year and 21 percent in the second and third years. Workers will now receive an additional day of vacation for each year past 15 years of service, maxing out at 25 days at 20 years of service.