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(Richmond, IN)--The city of Richmond and the AFSCME union were able to reach a tentative agreement Tuesday.  The AFSCME union represents Richmond’s street, sanitation, and parks workers.  A fact-finding panel had been working resolving an ongoing dispute over several issues.  It includes additional longevity pay, a modification of the “me-too” clause, a uniform allowance, and a 2% cost of living increase.  It’s a two-year agreement that covers this year and next.  The agreement will now go to all AFSCME members for approval and then to Richmond Common Council for an additional appropriation to cover the increase.