01.07.2019 - 30.06.20237.01.2016 - 30.06.20197.1.2015 - 30.06.2016 Under a 2016 law, the state-independent tax authorities are required to: carry out a cost analysis of the agreements before the administration can cancel. This report is a measure of transparency, but does not affect the administration`s ability to pursue the Treaties. A preliminary agreement was reached on 30 May, after months of negotiations between union representatives and Commonwealth officials. The Council`s State Policy Committee 13 approved the agreement unanimously. The government found on Friday that the same contractual terms have also been ratified by union members representing representatives of state liquor stores. A dozen other contracts covering employees ranging from human services officers to the Capitol Police Have yet to be concluded. . Administration Minister Michael Newsome said the expected labor peace would be useful for the state government in the future. "For the first time in years, we had a (budget) surplus that allowed for a state treaty that properly compensates the people who run our government so effectively," Fillman said. "These contracts will allow us to better compete to attract talent to the job market and retain high-performing employees who are already working for us," he said in a press release announcing the ratifications. The two-year transitional period is intended to allow unmarried couples to adapt to change.
At present, government employee contracts do not need compliant legislation. "I would like to acknowledge the AFSCME members from across Pennsylvania who have travelled to Harrisburg for many of the negotiating meetings that have given rise to this great affair for their Commonwealth colleagues," said David Fillman, Executive Director of Council 13. In another important facet of the agreement, there is no change to the current 2.5% wage deduction for health insurance. In addition to these general increases, most employees will see additional "level increases" of about 2.25 percent on average for their state-level movement in April 2020, April 2021 and January 2023. "The salary increases in this four-year contract are significantly higher than in the previous three-year contract," said Nate Benefield of the Commonwealth Foundation. "The new contract is a clear sign that union leaders who are secretly negotiating with a governor to whom they have given more than $4.6 million (in campaign donations) are a bad deal for taxpayers."