AFSCME Council 13, SEIU Local 668, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Reach Tentative Agreement for State Employee Contract

This press release was issued by AFSCME Council 13. 

Updated to include SEIU Local 668!

Harrisburg, PA – Negotiators for AFSCME Council 13 have reached a tentative agreement with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for a four-year contract for state employees.

Council 13’s rank-and-file negotiators have spent the last few months hashing out a contract for their fellow employees. After numerous sessions, Council 13’s State Policy Committee unanimously approved the agreement.

Over the next few weeks, Council 13 members across Pennsylvania will vote whether to approve or reject the deal. Details of the agreement will not be released publicly until all members have been notified.

“We have negotiated what I believe is a fair deal for Commonwealth employees, as well as for taxpayers, especially considering the exceptional services Commonwealth employees provide to Pennsylvanians every single day,” Council 13 Executive Director David Fillman said.

We’re pleased to announce that the SEIU Local 668 State Contract Negotiation Team has reached a tentative agreement with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for a four-year contract. Our team members have been negotiating with the Commonwealth since the early Spring, and late last week they voted unanimously to recommend this tentative agreement to our membership.

The following was also released by our sisters and brothers of SEIU Local 668:

In the coming days, SEIU 668 members will be receiving detailed information about the agreement and will be voting on whether or not to ratify the contract. The Local will not be releasing details of this agreement until our members have been fully informed.

“We believe we have reached a fair agreement with the Commonwealth,” SEIU Local 668 President Steve Catanese said. “At a time of constant attacks on the public sector, we’re happy to have reached a stable, long-term agreement to give our members and the public peace of mind.”

SEIU Local 668 represents over 19,000 workers in Pennsylvania, primarily in social services positions, across the commonwealth. These members will be voting on the contract in the coming weeks, and final results of that vote will be made public as soon as they are available.