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FOREST CITY | The Winnebago County Board of Supervisors moved to reject the Winnebago County Workman’s Association offer of 30 months of insurance for retirees and accept the 90 percent for a six-month probationary period, after which it would be 100 percent of the base salary.

This came as a compromise on the insurance agreement on WCWA after the insurance for retirees was taken out of the workman’s association’s contract.

If the Supervisors approved it, the insurance agreement was going to be put in the handbook, but because it would be difficult to give to all the county departments and working groups, they rejected it.

“Because of a change in the laws, it’s hard to make it fair across the board and affordable within the whole county, so we can’t really single out the Workman’s Association, it’s not a negotiable item,” Supervisors Chairman Terry Durby said.

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Now the agreed 90 percent for a probationary period of six months and 100 percent base salary afterward will be put into the contract.

"We're actually taking the contract and bettering the contract," Durby said.

For more on this story, see the April 9 print edition of the Summit-Tribune.

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