Contract Signing Update – October 10 2023

AFSCME Council 13 leadership, including first level supervisor and rank-and-file members, met with Commonwealth officials to sign the new four-year collective bargaining agreement on Tuesday, October 10, 2023.

The Commonwealth will now begin the administrative process of instituting pay raises, including retroactive pay back to July 1, 2023. Employees should expect to start seeing these increases on the November 10 and November 17 paydays.

The now finalized contract, which was negotiated and ratified by union members, includes a total of 20.25 percent of wage increases over the four years between general pay increases and step increments. Compounded over the four years, represented employees’ current salary would increase by 22.1 percent.

This represents a historic achievement by and for AFSCME members in Pennsylvania. It is only through strong union membership that we can continue to achieve such victories  — and even greater ones.

After securing this major victory, we hope those who have not yet joined AFSCME can recognize what their union does for them. If you are not already a member of AFSCME, please take a moment to join today by clicking here.

If you are a member, thank you for your solidarity, and please be sure to encourage the non-members in your workplace to join so we can have the strength in numbers it takes to continue bringing home big wins for workers.

To join over the phone or ask any questions you may have, please contact the Member Resource Center at 1-800-5-AFSCME.