5/7: On May 6, 39 AFSCME Council 13 members were among the 121 DCNR employees honored at the 8th annual Employee Recognition Program at the Rachel Carson Building in Harrisburg. Congratulations to all the honorees! More
Memphis Local Thanks Council 13
5/7: Council 13 received a note of thanks from Local 1733 AFSCME in Memphis, TN for our contributions towards re-building the Local 1733 Union Hall. "Your charitable donation will now allow us to repair much-needed areas of our historic building that will directly benefit our membership and community," said Local 1733 Exec. Dir. Chad Johnson.
Council 13 Holds 41st Annual Convention
5/1: 447 delegates representing 227 locals attended Council 13's 41st Convention in Hershey, PA on April 26-28. Executive Director David Fillman was re-elected unopposed for a 4th 3-year term and Pres. Todd Singer was also re-elected unopposed. Press Release To celebrate C13's 40th anniversary, a 70's 'Studio 13' reception was held Friday night. Speakers at Saturday's General Session included UFCW Local 1776 Pres. Wendell Young IV; MDA Goodwill Ambassador Anastasia Corp; AFSCME Intl Next Wave Co-Chair Dave Levine; Auditor General Eugene DePasquale; AFSCME Intl Pres. Lee Saunders; and C13 Exec. Dir. David Fillman. 16 resolutions were passed. An MDA Lock-Up fundraiser held during the week-end brought in $4,425 for MDA. Slideshow Video MontageTeen Program Video
PLRB Rules Pleasant Ridge Must Bargain on Pensions
4/10: The PLRB ruled this week that under state law officials at Pleasant Ridge Manor (Erie County) must negotiate any pension changes with the nursing homes' employees. In addition to the unfair labor practice charge with the PLRB, AFSCME had filed an injunction in Erie County Court on 12/29/11 to stop the county's unilateral implementation of a new defined contribution pension plan. AFSCME represents about 350 employees at the two Pleasant Ridge nursing homes.
Seniors Will Pay the Price for Lottery Privatization
4/4: With nearly $3 million already spent on private consultants, a Patriot-News editorial released yesterday details why this venture needs to stop - now.
3/22: Maintenance Mechanics I's, II's, and III's of the Housing Authority of Indiana County voted 4-2 on March 21 for representation by AFSCME District Council 83. This brings 6 new employees to C13 ranks. Congratulations and welcome to the AFSCME family!
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