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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...


May 8, 2019

Council 13 members recognized for outstanding service by DOC

As we celebrate National Correctional Officers and Employees Week, many Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) employees received special recognition today, including Valerie Hale of AFSCME Local 2246 (State Supervisory – District 9)...


May 1, 2019

Team AFSCME elects new officers at 47th Annual Council 13 Convention

Council 13’s starting lineup hit the field in full force at the 47th Annual Convention, electing new officers and reinvigorating its team spirit as we push forward in a turbulent time for...


March 25, 2019

#AFSCMETOO: 2019 Council 13 Women’s Conference

As the #MeToo movement has reshaped America’s workplaces, politics and society as a whole, AFSCME women have continued to make strides in all of those areas and beyond. Hundreds of those women...


March 6, 2019

2019 AFSCME Council 13 Scholarship now open!

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 AFSCME Council 13 Scholarship! AFSCME Council 13’s Scholarship Program is for Members Only. Scholarships are one-time-only payments, which may be applied toward educational expenses,...


March 4, 2019

Organizing Victory!

The Dietary Department workers of the Squirrel Hill Wellness and Rehabilitation Center voted by a count of 4-0 for representation by AFSCME District Council 84. This brings 11 new workers to AFSCME...


February 13, 2019

47th Annual Council 13 Convention Announcement – Make Reservations Today

The 47th Annual AFSCME Council 13 Convention will be held at The Hershey Lodge & Convention Center, Hershey, PA, April 26 through April 28, 2019. The Convention Call was mailed on Wednesday,...


February 12, 2019

Organizing Victory!

The Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board conducted a ballot tally on the morning of Tuesday, February 12, for the mail-in ballot election for the workers of Mount Carmel Township. The Mount Carmel Township...


February 11, 2019

David Fillman to discuss state budget on PCN Call-In Program

Executive Director David Fillman is set to appear on the PCN Call-In Program to discuss “Labor and the PA Budget” on Tuesday, February 12, from 7-8 p.m., alongside Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick...