Council 13 members speak up at town hall meetings

During the month of April, AFSCME members gathered at town hall meetings throughout Pennsylvania to connect with Council 13’s new leadership and strategize on how to strengthen the union moving forward.

Meetings were held in Harrisburg, Plymouth Meeting, Dunmore, Duncansville, New Columbia, Clarion, and Pittsburgh.

Council 13’s new Administrator and AFSCME International’s Director of Organizing and Field Services, Mike Sukal, laid out the challenges the union faces, as well as possible solutions, while taking vital input from members in attendance.

“Member input needs to be at the forefront of any decision we make at Council 13,” Sukal said.

“The members know what is and isn’t working, and that’s why we held these meetings, which will not be the last.”

It is clear that Council 13 members throughout the state have common sets of challenges within their union, as well as a common pride in the gains they have made through their union. It is equally clear that to overcome those challenges, we will all need to work together to build an even stronger Council 13 for the future.

Thank you to those who attended any of these meetings, and we hope you will be sure to join your sisters and brothers when we get together again soon.