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PSSU RATIFIES FIRST LABOR CONTRACT WITH HAMILTON ARMS

 LANCASTER, Pa., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Workers represented by SEIU Local 668, Pennsylvania Social Services Union (PSSU), ratified a three- year labor contract with Hamilton Arms which covers nurses aides, maintenance, housekeeping, laundry and dietary workers.
 The contract covers 65 employees.
 Tom Herman, business agent, reported that this initial contract provides for a 17-19 percent wage increase over the life of the contract.
 Other improvements include improved vacation time, every other weekend off, reduced co-pay for health care and the ability to buy back unused sick leave at the end of the year.
 The contract is retroactive to Feb. 1, 1993.
 To promote the issues, workers struck for one day Feb. 11, 1993.
 PSSU represents approximately 15,000 workers in state, county and municipal government, as well as many nursing home workers.
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 /CONTACT: Tom Herman of the Pennsylvania Social Services Union, 717-234-4113/


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