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August 10, 2018

New Member Only Benefit!

Members of AFSCME Council 13 can purchase tickets to the Crawford County Fair and the Bloomsburg Fair for just $6! The Crawford County Fair takes place August 18-25, 2018, and the Bloomsburg...

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July 31, 2018

Weathering the Storm – 2018 Non-State Education Conference

AFSCME Council 13’s Non-State Education Conference will take place September 7-9, 2018, in Erie, Pa. The registration deadline is August 15. Register now and prepare to weather the storm with your sisters...

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July 20, 2018

Council 13 delegates ‘Rise Up’ at AFSCME International Convention

AFSCME members from around the country gathered in Boston, MA, for the 43rd International Convention, under the theme of “Rise Up.” Council 13 was on the forefront of the action, and was...

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July 17, 2018

Organizing Victory!

The Youth Care Workers and Security Officers of the Lancaster County Youth Intervention Center voted by a count of 27-2 for representation with AFSCME District Council 89. This brings 34 new workers...

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June 29, 2018

Organizing Victory!

All of the Road Crew Workers, Park Workers and the Administrative Assistant of Pequea Township participated in their Representation Election. They voted for representation with District Council 89 by a count of...

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June 27, 2018

Supreme Court rules against union in Janus v. AFSCME

The Supreme Court of the United States ruled 5-4 against the union in the Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 case, overturning Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, making right-to-work in the public...

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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...