Last week, seventy percent of PEF members who voted to ratify the contract, saved the jobs of 3,496 PEF members who were targeted for layoffs. The count was 27,718 to 11,645.
The new four-year pact also preserves numerous vital state services that PEF members provide.
Now that the contract is ratified, members may be wondering how some of the changes will work. The PEF website, pef.org, has valuable information in the Contract Resource Center link. You can view the full text of the agreement, or a summary of the gains and trade-offs, and a memo on how the nine furlough days will impact final average salary.