HARRISBURG, Pa., June 13 /PRNewswire/ -- AFSCME Council 13, SEIU Local
668 PSSU, and other unions representing state workers in Pennsylvania today
signed an agreement with the Commonwealth, assuring that any workers
furloughed in the event of a budget impasse would continue to receive
healthcare benefits and accrue seniority and leave credit.
"Both sides fully anticipate that the budget will be approved in time
to avoid furloughs," said David R. Fillman, Executive Director of Council
13 of AFSCME (The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal
Employees), which represents more than 65,000 employees of the
"However, our goal is to give as much protection to our workers as we
possibly can. We feel that this agreement does that," noted Fillman.
The agreement also states that affected employees bumping down into a
lower classification would not experience a salary decrease.
Web site: http://www.afscme13.org
SOURCE AFSCME Council 13