At its September 6, 2017 meeting, the Evesham Township (Burlington County) Municipal Utilities Authority (MUA) agreed to a “voluntary separation” agreement with one of its union electricians.  The agreement, however, is heavily redacted to suppress the facts underlying the separation decision.

The electrician is Joseph Scialabbo, a member of Teamster’s Local 676, who has been employed by the MUA since June 29, 2015.  Both the MUA and Scialabbo agreed to “characterize his separation as a resignation” under which Scialabbo would receive $26,760.88.  One half of that amount will be reported on Scialabbo’s W-2 and the other half will be reported on a 1099.  The MUA also agreed to give Scialabbo a neutral employment reference and Scialabbo and the Teamsters Local agreed to pay the MUA $5,000 plus legal costs if they disclose “the terms of this Agreement, or the fact that this agreement exists.”

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