1 September 2011 0 Comments

Lower Merion Workers Association Contract Part 1: Commissioner Meeting August 3rd

Commissioner Jenny Brown’s analysis of the Workers Association 4 year proposed contract is set out in separate blog. It is not clear to me the effect of voting Wednesday or postponing the vote. Frankly, I had thought this was a done deal but it seems not.

Alicia Glide of Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch reports:

” The Lower Merion Township Board of Commissioners’ Administrative and Resources Committee voted Wednesday night to delay a discussion and action on whether to recommend approval of a four-year labor contract with the Workers Association, the township’s employee union.

The Workers Association, which represents 206 township non-uniform employees, ratified the proposed labor contract for 2011-2014 on July 28 “by a reported ‘very close vote,’” Township Manager Doug Cleland wrote in a public memorandum to the commissioners.”


Cheryl Allison of Main Line News provides a similar report with details on the actual contract:

“As proposed, the contract provides lump-sum payments of $1,300 for full-time employees and $300 for part-time employees in 2011 and pay increases of 2.5 percent, 2.75 percent and 2.75 percent in subsequent years.

Those increases are balanced, Cleland said, by savings on health insurance and other benefits, so that the overall additional cost of the contract is a little less than $700,000 over four years.

Terms of the agreement are described in detail in a Main Line Media News report here: http://www.mainlinemedianews.com/articles/2011/08/03/mainlinetimes/news/doc4e331de945e61493329732.txt.”




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