June 20, 2019

Commonwealth employees must complete Spousal Attestation

Commonwealth employees covered by the Pennsylvania Employee Benefit Trust Fund (PEBTF) must complete their Spousal Attestation by July 31, 2019, to confirm that their spouse or domestic partner is still eligible for...


June 17, 2019

Commonwealth Court rules UPMC/Highmark consent decrees cannot be extended

The Commonwealth Court ruled on Friday, June 14, that the UPMC/Highmark consent decrees cannot be extended. Effective June 30, many UPMC facilities will be Out-Of-Network for Highmark insurance members. This ruling may...


June 12, 2019

Organizing Victory!

The workers at the Lycoming Pre-Release Center voted by a count of 19-0 for representation by AFSCME District Council 86. This victory brings 26 new workers to AFSCME ranks. Welcome to the...


June 11, 2019

AFSCME Free College Benefit: For spouses, too!

You may know that AFSCME members are eligible for the Free College Benefit through Eastern Gateway Community College (EGCC), but did you know that it is available for the family of AFSCME...


May 31, 2019

AFSCME Council 13, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania reach tentative agreement for four-year state employee contract

Negotiators for AFSCME Council 13 have reached a tentative agreement with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for a four-year contract for state employees. Council 13’s rank-and-file negotiators have spent the last few months...


May 21, 2019

Organizing Victory!

The Parking Enforcement Officers of the Lancaster Parking Authority voted by a count of 4-0 for representation by AFSCME District Council 89. This brings six new workers to the existing bargaining unit...


May 20, 2019

Council 13 members receive Governor’s Awards for Excellence

Congratulations to the 49 recipients of this year’s Governor’s Awards for Excellence, including AFSCME Council 13 members Brian Garrity (Local 2245, State Supervisory – District 8), Jason Reuter (Local 2367, State Supervisory...


May 9, 2019

State contract negotiations update

Contract negotiations between AFSCME Council 13 and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are ongoing with numerous sessions having taken place in recent weeks and more taking place this week. Eighty rank-and-file negotiators from...


May 8, 2019

Council 13 thanks correctional employees and nurses

Public Service Recognition Week fittingly coincides with both Correctional Employees Week and National Nurses Week — two lines of work that epitomize public service. Council 13 thanks all of its members who...