Unions, Commonwealth Sign Agreement Protecting Furloughed Workers' Benefits
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 Commonwealth. "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
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