Montgomery is the capital, second most populous city, and the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the Southern U.S. state of Alabama, and is the county seat of Montgomery County. It is located southeast of the center of the state, in the Gulf Coastal Plain. The city population was 201,568 as of the 2000 census. Montgomery is the primary city of the Montgomery Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had a 2000 population of 346,528.
The city was incorporated in 1819, as a merger of two towns situated along the Alabama River. It became the state capital in 1846. In February 1861, Montgomery was selected as the first capital of the Confederate States of America, until the seat of government moved to Richmond, Virginia in May of that year. During the mid-20th century, Mongtomery was a primary site in the African-American Civil Rights Movement, including the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Selma to Montgomery marches.Today, in addition to housing many Alabama government agencies, Montgomery has a large military presence due to Maxwell Air Force Base, public universities Alabama State University and Auburn University-Montgomery, high-tech manufacturing including Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, and cultural attractions like the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.
Trucking Contract with Perkasie Borough Council
The American Federation of State, County and Municipal workers has signed a contract with Perkasie Borough Council in their recent meeting. According to the contract the basic salary for all truck drivers will be $20.44 per hour for normal drivers and $34.99 per hour for first-class linemen. The contract has tenure of three years. The estimated increase in wages for public work department is predicated as following: 3.75 percent for 2013, 3.5percent for 2014 and the same for 2015 as well. The electric department is expected to have a little higher wage of 4 percent, 3.75 percent and 3.5 percent for 2013, 2014 and 2015 respectively.
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