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Pennsylvania State Corrections Officers Association

Trump Endorsement

President Donald J. TrumpPresident of the United States1600 Pennsylvania AvenueWashington DC. 20500 Tuesday September 22, 2020Dear President Trump,The Pennsylvania State Corrections Officers Association represents nearly 11,000 Corrections Employees in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Our members work inside some of the toughest prisons in the United States of America. On behalf of our members, we want …

One Year Contract Extension Passes

Brothers and Sisters, The vote for the one-year contract extension passed 4,131 YES – 443 NO.We appreciate all members who participated in this very important vote. The contract will provide a 2.5% general pay increase plus your step and longevity increases. The increase for health benefits is .25%, and the Corrections USA payroll slot will …

Corrections officers push state to stop inmate transfers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s state corrections officers’ union wants the state prison system to stop all transfers of inmates as a preventative measure against potential spread of the new coronavirus from one institution to another. Larry Blackwell, the president of the 11,000-member corrections officers’ union, said Tuesday that moving inmates between prisons risks unnecessarily …

PSCOA UPDATE

Today we talked with the D.O.C. about many of the issues that members have been presenting to the Business Agents and the Main Office. The following was discussed and these are the answers that were given to us. Phones- We have asked them to stop all RHU phone calls. This is causing staffing issues that …

D.O.C. Issued Facemasks

The D.O.C. has issued cloth facemasks to all employees. We have been asked by several people if it is mandatory to wear. Answer: If you are given an order to wear the mask, wear it. There have been questions about the effectiveness of the masks being provided. Obviously, a respirator type mask would be ideal …