Port Authority to cut nonunion benefits
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NEW YORK (AP) - The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will cut bonuses and other benefits for its nonunion employees. The move is expected to save $41 million over 18 months.
The agency's Board of Commissioners approved the cuts in a unanimous vote Thursday.
The plan will require nonunion workers for the first time to contribute to the cost of their health care premiums. More than 2,000 nonunion employees would be affected.
Executive Director Patrick Foye said the changes are painful and will represent pay cuts for many Port Authority employees.
But he said the authority's staffers still earn more than many other government employees.
Under the plan, nonunion workers will be unable to cash in unused vacation time as a means of increasing their pension payouts.
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