- Associated Press - Thursday, May 28, 2015

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - Lackawanna County and the union representing about 100 striking family services workers have come to a new agreement.

The Times-Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1ezEwpl ) the union’s chief negotiator would not disclose the terms pending the deal’s signing by both sides. He did say the county moved on wages and longevity pay, which were key sticking points.

Before the May 15 strike, negotiators for the two sides had struck a tentative deal, but union membership rejected it.

Both sides had expressed concerns about the work stoppage and its potential impact on vulnerable children.

Nonunion employees tried to keep the department running with a skeleton crew.

Union representative Matthew Balas said Wednesday that employees overwhelmingly approved the deal.

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Information from: The Times-Tribune, https://thetimes-tribune.com/

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