Jefferson County Commissioners Approve Two Union Contracts


BROOKVILLE, Pa. (EYT) — The Jefferson County Commissioners voted to approve two union contracts with county employees at Tuesday’s meeting at Jefferson Place in Brookville.

The first was a three-year Collective Bargaining Unit Agreement between the county and United Mineworkers of America non-professional court-related employees.

The agreement was reached between the two parties on December 29, 2017.

The agreement calls for a $.45 per hour increase; however, employees agreed to an insurance plan with a higher deductible.

The second agreement was a three-year Collective Bargaining Unit Agreement between the county and United Mineworkers of America — AFL/CIO (court-appointed) employees. They include those working in the probation department, domestic relations, and staff members in the District Judge offices in Brookville, Punxsutawney, and Reynoldsville.

The agreement was reached between the two parties on January 18, 2018.

It also calls for a $.45 per hour increase; however, employees agreed to an insurance plan with a higher deductible.

The commissioners adopted ordinance 2018-01 to amend its municipal pension plan administered by the state Municipal Retirement System.

All county offices will be closed on February 19 in observance of President’s Day.

The next commissioners meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 13.


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