Thursday, June 23, 2011

State May Have Deal With Union

A tentative contract agreement appears to have been reached with the state's largest government union. The deal would cover 45,000 Pennsylvania state employees. It reportedly calls for an initial wage freeze followed by a series of increases over a four-year period.

The Associated Press confirmed the information through three individuals familiar with the deal. All of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to comment publicly.

The duration of the wage freeze and the amount of the increases remained unclear

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett had called for a 4% pay cut and other concessions in the negotiations with Council 13 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.

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