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Contract agreement reached

September 8, 2011

STROUDSBURG, PA — An agreement has been reached between the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), according to the Pocono Record.

The contract between the universities and maintenance workers is said to be a four-year contract, the article stated.

According to the article, the new agreement includes a $25 million savings on health care costs during the four years of the contract.

"It is anticipated those savings will nearly offset wage and salary increases scheduled for the second, third and fourth years of the contract, which will run through June 30, 2015," said a statement issued by PASSHE.

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