Corbett to seek 4% pay cut from largest state worker union

Gov. Corbett is seeking a 4 percent pay cut from the state's largest employee union.

Corbett wants asking the state’s largest employee union — the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 13 — for a 4 percent pay cut in the first year of a three-year proposal that would restore their pay in the final two years, according to a report in the Patriot-News of Harrisburg.  

Corbett also wants to boost employee health care contributions and make changes to other benefits, pensions is not among them because those changes take an act of the legislature.

In his budget address last month detailing spending cuts to close a $4 billion deficit, Corbett asked teachers to take a one-year pay freeze.

The average AFSCME union employee is paid $34,000 a year and the union represents nearly 33,000 workers.

Contracts with AFSCME and 16 other state employee unions expire at the end of the fiscal year on June 30. That date also is the deadline for the state budget. to be approved.






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