(SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, PA) – Penn State University employees have reached a tentative contract agreement with the university which will continue to give the 2,500 members of Teamsters Local 8 economic and job stability, the union announced today.
“The tentative agreement provides guaranteed wage increases while capping the employees’ costs for health care coverage,” said Jon Light, President of Teamsters Local 8 in State College, which represents about 2,500 members at Penn State. “The tentative agreement also includes improved procedures to address issues involving worker misclassification.”
Today’s announcement took place during a news conference with Penn State workers, their supporters and Teamster representatives, before the start of a meeting of the university’s Board of Trustees.
Kathy Cox, a food services worker at Penn State-University Park, read a letter from Local 8 to the Board of Trustees, praising the tentative agreement.
“The agreement provides economic stability for the university, our members, their families and the communities where they live,” Cox said. “The results of our contract negotiations should stand as an example to all, that when we come together for the greater good, much can be accomplished.”
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