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.

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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 the Commonwealth.

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.

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