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Township approves union wage agreement


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IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — The Ironwood Township Board of Trustees approved a wage agreement with its union employees Monday, approving a raise in exchange for additional contribution to health care costs.

“The (wage increases) were 70 cents an hour and then they agreed to pay an additional $50 a month for health coverage,” Ironwood Township Supervisor Jay Kangas told the Daily Globe.

Robert Murphy, a staff representative with the township employees’ union, said the union has also ratified the agreement.

The current union contract includes language allow...