Cheney council unanimously OKs labor pact

Juneteenth now a Cheney city holiday

CHENEY – The City Council unanimously approved two labor agreements after rejecting the original proposals twice due to concerns about including the Juneteenth holiday.

Initially, the council opted to remove Juneteenth in favor of preserving two floating holidays for employees. However, the council ultimately decided to include it and instructed City Manager Mark Schuller to return to the union for renegotiation.

Under the revised agreements, city employees now have the option to regain a floating holiday through participation in a city wellness program.

“It’s important to the city that employ...


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