In a surprise announcement today, the President of the PA State Education Association (PSEA), Jim Testerman, said that while he was concerned about many of the budget cuts that affect education, he said that “… we want to do our part to ensure that our students' education does not suffer as a result of the worst recession since the Depression.”
Testerman went on to say, "As part of his budget proposal, the governor requested that education employees accept a one-year pay freeze. The governor stated that this decision is 'determined at a local level and arrived at by contract and collective bargaining.' As president of the Pennsylvania State Education Association, I concur.”
There is no word yet from the NFT as to whether or not they will drop or reduce their demands for retropay as a result of Testerman’s recommendation.
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