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UFCW Approves Merit Bonus Pay for Union Members

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Human Resources (HR) Director Attorney William Mahoney announced today that the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1459 has agreed to their merit bonus pay. The UFCW represent municipal motor equipment operators, repairers, drivers, cement finishers, traffic signal techs, trash (refuse) and recycling truck drivers, ground workers, laborers and arborist.

Mayor Sarno states, “I want to thank HR Director Attorney William Mahoney, Cabinet Heads, and the Union leadership of UFCW Local 1459 for working together and negotiating this merit bonus pay in good faith.  I am pleased to announce that the leadership of UFCW Local 1459 has signed and returned their merit bonus pay agreements, per collective bargaining law and Human Resources statues.  The members of the UFCW that have been identified as going above and beyond throughout this COVID-19 pandemic, such as our trash, refuse and recycling drivers, and our municipal laborers just to name a few, will be rewarded with an amount that can reach a maximum of $5,000 – with no exceptions.  Again, we have been and will remain consistent with our merit pay in rewarding all of our brave and dedicated city employees for going above and beyond.  In addition, I believe my Administration is one, if not the only one in the Commonwealth currently extending and issuing this extra benefit.  We will continue our fair review process and distribution of these merit bonus pay allotments for our city side employees.”

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