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September 15, 2020

BBS Benefit Solutions launches interactive guide for AFSCME Council 13 members

BBS Benefit Solutions has launched an interactive Voluntary Benefit guide about the protections available to AFSCME Council 13 members to help them meet their financial needs in the event of unexpected illness...


September 14, 2020

District Council 90 hosts Voter Registration Drive-Thru

Whether it’s in person or by mail, union members’ voices will be heard loud and clear in this year’s election. To make sure of that, AFSCME District Council 90 held a Voter...


September 13, 2020

Group trying to defund unions lies about AFSCME position on “defund the police”

While AFSCME members have spent the last few months working on the front lines of a global pandemic and urging Congress to pass funding for the public services that keep society functioning,...


September 10, 2020

Council 13 pushes for paid sick, family leave while Dark Money groups bash workers

Governor Tom Wolf’s administration recently announced that they will begin on Oct. 15 to provide Commonwealth employees under the governor’s jurisdiction with up to six weeks of paid parental leave for the...


September 9, 2020

LABOR School at Penn State to host Racial Justice Film Series

This Friday evening, The LABOR School at Penn State will launch a Racial Justice Film Series to help center issues of racial inequity and justice for labor activists and our organizations. We...


September 2, 2020

AFSCME adjourns 44th International Convention, Philadelphia announced as 2022 location

After conducting the majority of business on August 13 and 14, AFSCME concluded its 44th International Convention on September 2 by swearing in International President, Secretary-Treasurer, and Vice Presidents. International delegates supported...


August 31, 2020

FREE WEBINAR SERIES: Become a Union Steward!

AFSCME Council 13’s Education & Resources Department is hosting a three-part webinar series on becoming a union steward! Webinars will take place on September 15, 16, and 17 at 6:00-8:00 PM each...


August 18, 2020

David Fillman reelected, David Henderson elected AFSCME International Vice Presidents

By acclamation, AFSCME Council 13 Executive Director David Fillman was reelected and AFSCME District Council 85 Director David Henderson was elected as International Vice President of AFSCME. “I have never been more...


August 18, 2020

First-ever virtual AFSCME Council 13 Convention set for October 23

The 48th Annual AFSCME Council 13 Convention will be held VIRTUALLY on Friday, October 23. The Convention Call was mailed on Tuesday, August 18, to all Local Presidents. It will include further...


August 14, 2020

Pennsylvania delegates strengthen first-ever virtual AFSCME Convention

AFSCME hosted its 44th International Convention virtually on August 13 and 14. It will be concluded on Wednesday, September 2. AFSCME President Lee Saunders opened the Convention with a keynote address, urging...