Scranton, Unions Reach Deal Over City Workers' Wage Cuts

Law360, New York (July 30, 2012, 7:12 PM EDT) -- The city of Scranton, Pa., on Saturday reached a settlement with three unions representing public-sector employees over back pay, cooling a labor dispute that started in late June when the mayor announced plans to cut the workers' compensation to minimum wage.

Mayor Christopher Doherty agreed to honor the wages negotiated in collective bargaining agreements with the three unions — representing firefighters, police officers and the public works employees — and to pay the employees their lost wages, along with interest.

In exchange, the unions agreed to...
To view the full article, register now.