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Pittsburgh, public works union agree to 5-year contract with 3% raises

Bob Bauder
A Pittsburgh Public Works truck plowing North Avenue in the North Side.

Several hundred Pittsburgh Public Works employees will receive raises of 2 percent and 3 percent under a five-year contract approved by the city and a union representing the workers.

Public works employees will receive 2 percent retroactive raises for 2018 and 3 percent raises each subsequent year.

Mayor Bill Peduto and Philip Ameris Sr., who heads the Pittsburgh Joint Collective Bargaining Committee, signed the contract Jan. 3, according to the Mayor’s Office. The union represents 337 carpenters, custodians, painters, plumbers, roofers, laborers and heavy equipment operators.

It marks the second union contract secured by the city in recent weeks.

In December, the city and Fraternal Association of Professional Paramedics Union Local 1 agreed to a contract that places paramedics on 12-hour shifts and permits 24-hour EMS coverage in all areas of Pittsburgh.

The Peduto administration continues to negotiate contracts with its two largest unions representing firefighters and police officers.

Bob Bauder is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bob at 412-765-2312, [email protected] or via Twitter @bobbauder.

Bob Bauder is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bob at 412-765-2312, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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