Abington town workers
Members of the town's library union, clerical union, and highway, park and sewer workers agreed to take 12 1/2 unpaid days off over the next two years. The move, town officials said, will offset a recent 3 percent contractual raise given to those workers and could save taxpayers $140,000 by the end of 2010. Town Manager Philip Warren, who proposed the unpaid furlough, also has agreed to take 15 unpaid days over the next two years, costing him $7,000 of his $125,000 salary.
Pictured: A 2007 town meeting held in the Abington high school gym.