Corbett proposes cuts to AFSCME public workers union

    How to fix Pennsylvania’s budget? Gov. Tom Corbett is proposing cuts to the state’s largest public workers union, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 13.

     

    Corbett is seeking a 4 percent pay cut, including a cut to first-year employees followed by two years of 2 percent annual raises, the Associated Press and Patriot-News report.

    The state’s current agreement with AFSCME, which represents about 45,000 state workers, ends June 30. Bargaining resumes April 22.

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