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Sewickley Borough, workers agree on three-year contract

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, 4:15 p.m.
 

Nonuniformed full-time workers in Sewickley Borough will receive a pay increase but also will pay more for health insurance under the terms of a new contract.

The three-year deal — retroactive to Jan. 1 — offers a 2.5-percent pay increase each year, borough manager Kevin Flannery said.

The contract also includes a 2.5-percentage-point increase in the amount workers are paying toward their health insurance, meaning, the seven full-time workers — in public works and administration — for the borough will pay 10 percent of their premiums instead of 7.5. New hires will contribute to their pension funds.

“That's a good change,” council member Tom DeFazio said of the pension funds.

Council members approved the contract in an 8-1 vote earlier this month. Robert Glenn, who negotiated on behalf of council, dissented.

“You have to make some tough decisions that aren't popular,” Glenn said of the contract.

Bobby Cherry is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-324-1408 or rcherry@tribweb.com.

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