Afscme Contract 2019 Pennsylvania

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) has recently negotiated a new contract for Pennsylvania state workers for the year 2019. This agreement, which was reached after months of negotiations, covers a wide range of issues affecting the salaries, benefits, and working conditions of state employees.

One of the most significant components of the new AFSCME contract is an increase in wages for state workers. Under the terms of the contract, employees will receive a 3% salary increase in 2019, with the possibility of additional raises in subsequent years. This increase is intended to help Pennsylvania state workers keep up with the rising cost of living and provide them with greater financial stability.

In addition to the wage increase, the new contract also includes provisions for improved benefits for state workers. One major change is the creation of a new health care plan, which will be available to all employees beginning in 2019. This plan is designed to provide state workers with more choice and flexibility in their health care coverage, while also helping to control costs for both employees and the state.

Other key components of the AFSCME contract include new provisions related to job security, workplace safety, and working conditions. For example, the contract calls for greater protections for employees who are laid off due to budget cuts or other reasons, as well as improved training and resources to help workers stay safe on the job.

Overall, the new AFSCME contract for Pennsylvania state workers represents a significant step forward in terms of improving the salaries, benefits, and working conditions of state employees. By providing greater financial stability, better health care coverage, and increased protections for workers, this contract helps to ensure that Pennsylvania state workers have the resources they need to succeed on the job and provide quality services to the citizens of the state.