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June 4, 2018

Workplace Heroes save fellow PennDOT brother

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) workers and AFSCME members always have each other’s backs, which was exemplified in a near-deadly incident on April 18, 2018. John Parada, PennDOT District 2 employee and...

Progressive caucus denounces Janus case

May 31, 2018

Progressive caucus denounces Janus case

Last Thursday, members of the U.S. House of Representatives took to the floor to stand up for unions and denounce the Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 lawsuit. Take a few minutes to...

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May 24, 2018

Supreme Court assault on workers’ rights begins with arbitration case

The United States Supreme Court ruled this week in the Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis case that companies may require workers to settle employment disputes through individual arbitration rather than banding together...

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May 11, 2018

AFSCME member recognized for efficient service of PA’s veterans

Every year, the Governor’s Awards for Excellence recognize state employees for outstanding work that goes above and beyond the call of duty, saving time, money and even lives. “These awards recognize the...

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May 3, 2018

46th Annual Convention: Council 13 delegates fight for their rights

As the labor movement marches toward the biggest fight of its existence, 393 delegates and 110 alternates of AFSCME Council 13 got ready to rumble at the 46th Annual Convention in Hershey,...

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March 16, 2018

Organizing Victory!

The workers of South Hanover Township voted by a count of 5-0 for representation by AFSCME District Council 90. This brings eight new workers to AFSCME’s ranks. The unit consists of four...

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February 27, 2018

AFSCME Council 13 signs three-year contract with NHS

AFSCME Council 13 signed a new three-year contract with Northwestern Human Services (NHS) on Tuesday. Executive Director David Fillman and Assistant to the Executive Director Darrin Spann, along with the AFSCME and...

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February 27, 2018

Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Janus v. AFSCME

The United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, a case which threatens to impose nationwide “right-to-work” on America’s public sector unions. The Janus case is...

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February 26, 2018

46th Annual Council 13 Convention Announcement – Make Reservations Today

The 46th Annual AFSCME Council 13 Convention will be held at The Hershey Lodge & Convention Center, Hershey, PA, April 27 through April 29, 2018. The Convention Call was mailed Wednesday, February...

PennDOT worker, AFSCME member loses life on the job

February 20, 2018

PennDOT worker, AFSCME member loses life on the job

On Saturday, February 17, Robert Gensimore, 45, of Spruce Creek, Pa., lost his life on the job “while trying to keep other people safe,” as described by the Centre Daily Times. Gensimore...