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Union signs peace pact on Suffolk security-guard status

A yearlong battle over the fate of Suffolk’s security guards has ended.

Dan Farrell, president of the Association of Municipal Employees, said the union has signed an agreement ending the contentious battle that originally involved more than 30 security personnel at county welfare centers and other sites amid the county’s 226 layoffs last year.

Since the dispute started, some officers have retired and others moved to posts at Suffolk County Community College. In the end, Farrell said, two security officers will return to county posts at the H. Lee Dennison Building in the new traffic violations bureau.

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