Nassau County, correction officers reach tentative deal

Nassau County and the union representing correction officers reached a tentative agreement Monday.

The deal includes a 20 percent pay raise over the six-year length of the contract. It also caps the number of overtime hours an officer can work. The terms come in response to reports that more than half of the correction officers were making over $100,000 annually, thanks to soaring overtime.

According to the proposed deal, no officer can make more in overtime than the base salary of the highest-paid person of the same rank. Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi said the county also plans to hire more officers.

Union members and the county legislature still must ratify the deal.

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