Governor John Lynch and New Hampshire Troopers Association President Seth Cooper today announced the New Hampshire Troopers Association's approved a new two-year collective bargaining agreement. The association voted 174-68 in favor of the contract.
"The men and women of the State Police work everyday to protect our safety and it is important that we continue to work cooperatively together," Governor Lynch said. "I am very pleased the contract has been approved by the troopers, helping achieve savings required by the state budget."
"We're very happy to have an agreement in place. By agreeing to these cost-saving measures, we are staying within the strict confines of the budget, while at the same time ensuring we can keep as many troopers on the road as possible protecting the public's safety, and that is our priority," said Trooper Seth Cooper, president of the New Hampshire Troopers Association.
The state budget requires $50 million in personnel savings from classified employees, and Governor Lynch worked to try and achieve most of those savings through the collective bargaining process rather than layoffs.