Petersburg Pilot -

By Ben Muir 

Assembly ratifies 3-year deal with borough union; officials won't elaborate until PMEA votes

 

March 15, 2018

Information courtesy of the Petersburg Borough

Each borough employee represented by PMEA will get a 2 percent wage increase to Step C, the base salary. Employees move up a step every few years and are given an automatic hourly raise. The agreement says each employee will receive the Step C base salary, plus whatever letter increase he or she falls under. Per the agreement, which has yet to be approved by the union, those in Step D (years 4-5) are given the same 2 percent wage increase as Step C, plus 50 cents per hour. Those in Step E (years 6-7) receive the Step C 2 percent wage increase, plus 75 cents per hour. Those in Step F (years 8-10) receive the Step C 2 percent wage increase, plus $1.00 per hour. Those in Step G (10-plus years) receive the Step C 2 percent wage increase, plus $1.25 per hour.

The Petersburg assembly last week ratified a collective bargaining agreement with a union that represents most borough employees.

The assembly approved a three year deal with the Petersburg Municipal Employees Association last week. The deal has to be voted on by the association as well, which occurs March 20.

Among the changes in the agreement, according to the borough, is a 2 percent wage increase to the Step C salary classification. Those receiving the increase have had to be represented by the association as of June 1, 2017. Those not represented by the association include power and l...



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