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St. Clair County to pay $300,000 to deputies union

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 BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — St. Clair County is set to pay $300,000 to a union that represents county sheriff's road deputies after a state labor board found the county had engaged in an unfair labor practice.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports ( ) the St. Clair County Board will vote Monday to establish the settlement fund and a new three-year labor contract with the union. The Illinois Labor Relations Board ruled in the union's favor in 2011 after it filed a complaint. It said the county and its sheriff's department established a security division that included two nonunion members without going through a bargaining process.
The county disputes that it engaged in unfair labor practices but has agreed to pay the settlement by March.

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