Wolf gives nonunion workers largest raise in recent history

Written by The Associated Press | Sep 2, 2016 1:11 PM

(Harrisburg) -- Gov. Tom Wolf is giving state government managers and other nonunion workers the largest boost in pay they've received in at least a couple decades and perhaps longer.

The raises were revealed in an email to about 13,000 beneficiaries this week by the administration. It will amount to more than 6 percent for many of them. With the average nonunion salary a shade below $70,000, the raises will cost about $58 million for a full year.

An Office of Administration spokesman could not immediately say when nonunion employees received a larger raise, but said raises under former governors Tom Corbett, Ed Rendell and Tom Ridge were almost certainly smaller.

They'll start paying slightly larger health insurance premiums, from 2 percent of salary now to 2.5 percent in 2018.

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