CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. ? The Chambersburg Borough Council on Monday approved a contract for its blue-collar unionized workers and set the 2008 wage increases for those employees not represented by a union.
The approximately 80 members of the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees local that work for the borough will get a 4 percent wage increase each year of the five-year contract. The increase is in line with the current contracts with the unions representing the police and firefighters, borough solicitor Thomas Finucane said.
The AFSCME employees covered by the contract represent highway, sewer, water, electric, gas and sanitation workers, as well as meter readers and building maintenance workers, Borough Secretary Tanya Mickey said.
The council also set the increase at 4 percent for the approximately 60 employees not represented by a union. Oyer said the nonunion wage and salary increases have "historically" matched the AFSCME workers since the 1970s.