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Council Approves Union Contracts, Borough to Save $300K

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Canonsburg Council on Monday gave a stamp of approval to three-year contracts with its clerical, public works and sewer plant employees.

Those employees ratified the contract last week.

The new contracts include a 70-cent-per hour pay increase in 2013, as well as a 75-cent-per-hour increase in 2014. The contract also stipulates that employees will receive an 80-cent-an-hour pay increase in 2015.

Employees also will be switching to UPMC health insurance—a move that borough Manager Terry Hazlett said will result in $300,000 in savings for Canonsburg this year.

Members of the police department and department managers will also be receiving the UPMC coverage.

The contract also stipulates that employees contribute 1.5 percent of their gross annual wages to the pension plan—which will increase to 1.75 percent in 2014 and then by 2 percent in 2015.

The new contract also allows employees to reside within 10 air miles of the borough.

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