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Two county unions agree to pay freeze

Published On: Dec 19 2012 07:00:00 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 20 2012 07:29:26 PM EST

Two county unions agree to pay freeze

READING, Pa. -

Two unions representing Berks county employees have agreed to forego raises next year.

The county commissioners and unions signed contracts Thursday morning.  The deal makes a pay freeze official for members of the teamsters and PSSU unions.

Commissioners say they hope the other unions that represent county workers will follow suit.

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Commissioners say the pay freeze will help offset expenses.