It's Your Legal Right to Join a Union!
Thank you for expressing an interest in joining Council 13 of the
American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). Your right to join a union is protected under the Constitution of the United States. In Pennsylvania, public and private employees' right to join a union is protected under law.
Your freedom of speech and your freedom to associate are guaranteed. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
For more information email:
or call 1-800-5-AFSCME (1-800-523-7263)
For more than 35 years, AFSCME Council 13 has been fighting to improve
wages, benefits, and working conditions for employees just like you –
people who work to improve the lives of citizens across Pennsylvania.
Today, AFSCME represents more than 90,000 public employees throughout
One of the nation's fastest-growing unions, AFSCME represents employees
in a wide variety of public services, and in the non-profit private
sector, as well. In recent years, AFSCME Council 13 has added
more than 3,000 new members to its ranks, including employees from
Centre Crest Nursing Home, Farrell Area School District, Fleetwood Area
School District, Greenville Borough, Kingston Borough, Luzerne County,
Northampton County, Northwestern Academy, Sharon Area School District,
Washington County Courthouse, Wayne County, West Newton Borough, Wyoming
County, Wyomissing School District and Northwestern Human Services, the state's largest provider of
mental health and mental retardation services.
Learn more about AFSCME