Harrisburg School District support staff are starting off the new year with their pay restored.
Back in June, district employees demonstrated outside the administration building over their wages. They were cut five percent in 2013 as part of the district’s recovery plan. Employees agreed to the reduction to save their jobs.
Tuesday night, their salaries were restored to previous levels, including back pay.
“We’re very thrilled that we’ve reached this agreement,” said Jennifer Smallwood of the Harrisburg School Board. “It’s very important to us that our staff is getting paid for the work that they’re doing.”
As a result, AFSCME union members have now agreed to drop two unfair labor practice complaints. The agreement still must be signed by both parties.
The pay restoration takes effect immediately. The agreement is for support staff, which includes positions like custodians; not for teachers.