Scranton (PA) Reaches Deal with Firefighter, Police, Public Works Unions

Scranton, Pennsylvania, and its police, firefighter, and public works unions have reached a settlement over Mayor Chris Doherty’s decision to cut city employees’ pay to minimum wage for one pay period earlier this month, according to a news report from The Times-Tribune (

Under the agreement, the city will pay the employees in full for the withheld wages, along with six percent interest, by August 17. The payment deadline will be extended to August 31 if the city has not received aid offered by the state by August 16.

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