Pleasant Hills, employees reach contract agreement
A contract more than two years in the works between nonuniform employees and Pleasant Hills Borough received council's stamp of approval Monday night.
Borough Council, in a 4-0 vote, authorized the execution of a collective bargaining unit with the Utility Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO, Local 433, which represents office workers, public works employees, police clerk and Pleasant Hills Authority employees.
Council President Brad Rodeheaver, Vice President Dan Soltesz and Councilman Greg Smith were absent.
“I think it's a good document that protects the borough and protects the employees,” said Councilman Bill Trimbath, who oversaw Monday's meeting. “We were just looking for it to be fair for both sides.”
Union leaders could not be reached for comment.
The contract is retroactive to January and runs through the end of 2015, borough Manager Deborah Englert said. Salary raises will be retroactive to May.
The contract outlines a 3 percent raise for employees in 2013 and 2.5 percent in both 2014 and 2015, Englert said.
This was the first contract for the Pleasant Hills employees represented by Local 433, solicitor Fred Jug said.
Negotiations have been ongoing for about 20 months, Trimbath said. There are roughly 30 people represented by the union.
“It covers four different groups of employees and since it was their first contract, it took longer,” he said.
Stephanie Hacke is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5818 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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