The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 668 has reached a new contract agreement for the year 2021.
The SEIU 668 represents more than 20,000 public and nonprofit employees across Pennsylvania. These employees work in different roles such as social workers, clerical staff, and other support staff in state and county agencies.
The new 2021 SEIU 668 contract has been described as a win for all parties involved. The agreement includes a 3% pay increase for all employees, which will be retroactively applied from July 1, 2020. Additionally, employees will receive another 2% pay increase on July 1, 2021.
The new contract also includes improvements to healthcare benefits. The SEIU 668 negotiating team was able to secure a reduction in employee healthcare costs by switching to a new provider. This will help employees to cut their out-of-pocket medical expenses.
The new agreement also addresses issues related to workplace safety. Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the SEIU 668 contract has placed a strong emphasis on ensuring that employees are provided with adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep them safe at work.
The SEIU 668 contract negotiation team consisted of union representatives, members, and staff who worked hard to ensure that the new agreement reflects the needs and concerns of SEIU 668 members.
In conclusion, the new 2021 SEIU 668 contract is a positive development for employees in Pennsylvania. The new agreement includes wage increases, healthcare benefits, and workplace safety measures. It is a testament to the power of collective bargaining and highlights the importance of unions in securing fair working conditions for employees.