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September 14, 2021

FREE WEBINAR: Article 27 Classification Grievance Training

In this interactive training, members who work for the Commonwealth of PA will explore Article 27 and what constitutes an Article 27 grievance. By diving into the components of classification and reviewing...


September 3, 2021

AFSCME member investigates $20 million wage theft case

Throughout Supervisory Narcotics Agent Tom Moore’s 23-year law enforcement career, he has worked cases involving drugs, child abuse, and murder, bringing offenders to justice. Recently in Agent Moore’s role working under the...


August 27, 2021

AFSCME Free College program adds new university

With the immense success of and high demand for AFSCME’s Free College Benefit, the program is expanding with a new partner in Franklin University! Franklin is an accredited nonprofit university in Ohio...

Council 13 Scholarship winners announced

August 23, 2021

Council 13 Scholarship winners announced

Congratulations to the 16 winners of the 2021 AFSCME Council 13 Scholarship Program! $12,000 in scholarships were awarded to the children and grandchildren of Council 13 members and retirees. Each winner will...


August 21, 2021


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 21, 22, and 23 at 2:00-4:30 PM each day. This is a members-only...


August 20, 2021

Council 13 Convention Announcement

The 49th Annual AFSCME Council 13 Convention will be held outdoors at FNB Field in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, October 23, 2021. The Convention Call has been mailed to Local Union Presidents,...

PRESS RELEASE: Council 13 reacts to Commonwealth vaccine mandate

August 10, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: Council 13 reacts to Commonwealth vaccine mandate

Harrisburg, PA (August 10, 2021) – AFSCME Council 13 has notified Pennsylvania’s Office of Administration that the Commonwealth’s vaccine mandate for certain state employees is a mandatory subject of bargaining, and the...


August 8, 2021

FREE WEBINAR: Talking Union

Ever want to talk to your coworker about why joining the union is important, but just don’t know how to start the conversation? Join us for Talking Union on Wednesday, September 8...


August 6, 2021

AFSCME Council 13 statement on passing of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

AFSCME Council 13 issued the following statement on the passing of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: “Council 13 mourns the loss of a legendary labor leader and vows to continue the fight for...


July 27, 2021

PPFF awards AFSCME Local 2244 member for going ‘above and beyond’

The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF) recognized 19 groups and individuals as COVID-19 Champion Award Winners, including Cody Miller, a member of AFSCME Local 2244 (State Supervisory – District 5 &...